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Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HX

Discover the history and legends of Bennachie. Learn about the colonists of the 1800's and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft...

Duffus Castle (HS)

Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RH

Of the finest examples of a 12th century motte and bailey castle in Scotland with a very fine early 14th century stone...

Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A recumbent stone circle about 4,000 years old. Car parking nearby.

Maiden Stone

Inverurie, Scotland, UK

Udny Mort House

Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41

This extraordinary building was built in 1832 to thwart the resurrectionists. Coffins were left inside the building until...

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.

Culsh Souterrain (HS)

by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved underground passage, with roofing slabs intact over the large chamber and entrance. About 2,000 years old.

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...

Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This prominent lighthouse on the point of Buchan Ness was completed in 1827.

Some of its buildings were slightly damaged...

Huntly Castle (HS)

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH

Set in a beautiful riverside setting, this fine hall house was built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Scotland’s first mainland light house, completed in 1787, was really a 16th century castle with a light placed on top of...

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…

Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS)

Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR

Built in 1890 this distillery is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Girdle Ness Lighthouse

Aberdeen, AB11 8QX

The wrecking of the whaling ship Oscar here in 1813 with the loss of all but two of her crew of 45 led to the building of...

Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

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

1 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HX
2 Duffus Castle (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RH
3 Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
4 Maiden Stone Inverurie, Scotland, UK
5 Udny Mort House Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41
6 Sunhoney Stone Circle Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32
7 Culsh Souterrain (HS) by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
8 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
9 Buchan Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
11 Kinnaird Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
13 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS) Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR 4 stars
14 Girdle Ness Lighthouse Aberdeen, AB11 8QX
15 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

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