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Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle (HS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

The best known of a group of recumbent stone circles, enclosing a ring cairn. Beside it is a small burial enclosure.

Midmar Kirk Stone Circle

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51

A recumbent stone circle, with a massive recumbent stone and flankers. In the kirkyard at Midmar Kirk.

Peterhead Prison Museum

South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX

Peterhead Prison Museum

Sunhoney Stone Circle

Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32

A particularly fine recumbent stone circle, with nine standing stones and a cup-marked recumbent stone with flanking pillars.

Castle Fraser (NTS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD

One of the most spectacular of the Castles of Mar, this Fraser stronghold has a magnificent great hall, fine portraits and…

Balmoral Castle

Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB

The Highland holiday home of the Royal Family since 1852. Exhibitions of paintings, artwork and royal tartans.

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Tod Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Lit in 1897 and decommissioned in 2007, Tod Head lies south of Stonehaven and near Catterline.

Rattray Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This lighthouse, built in 1895, marked a particularly dangerous part of the east coast. Just half a mile offshore and...

Braemar Castle

Braemar, AB35 5XR

17th century hunting lodge, Hanoverian garrison and home to Clan Farquharson.

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Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

A well-preserved recumbent stone circle, with good views to the south and west.

Balvenie Castle (HS)

Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH

A fine 13th century castle, added to in the 15th and 16th centuries. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562.

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Drum Castle (NTS)

by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY

One of Scotland's oldest houses, with a 13th century keep and Jacobean mansion. Superb furniture and paintings. Delightful…

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Inveravon Pictish Stones

Inveravon, Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK

Sueno's Stone (HS)

Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX

At over 6m high, Scotland's tallest sculpted standing stone. Its carvings include rare battle scenes.

Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting.

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1 Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
2 Midmar Kirk Stone Circle Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51
3 Peterhead Prison Museum South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX
4 Sunhoney Stone Circle Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32
5 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
6 Balmoral Castle Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB 5 stars
7 Tod Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
8 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
9 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
10 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31
11 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
12 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
13 Inveravon Pictish Stones Inveravon, Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK
14 Sueno's Stone (HS) Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX
15 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

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