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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Haddo House and Garden (NTS)

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ

This elegant mansion, home of the earls and marquesses of Aberdeen, is noted for its fine furniture and paintings. It has…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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…

Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

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

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Migvie Stone

by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A handsome 9th century Pictish cross-slab with on one side a large cross and on the other a horse and rider.

Craigievar Castle (NTS)

Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

This fairytale-like castle is one of the most perfect tower houses of its period in Scotland.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 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...

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Kildrummy Castle (HS)

Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA

Scotland's most complete 13th century castle was a stronghold of the Earls of Mar. Known as the 'Queen of Highlands Castle'.

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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...

Sueno's Stone (HS)

Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX

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

Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)

Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ

This beautiful house was the home of the Leith family for almost 300 years. There is a superb garden and extensive grounds.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Well of the Lecht

Nr. Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland, UK

An attractive plaque, beside the well on the A939 records how five companies of the 33rd Regiment built this section of...

Midmar Kirk Stone Circle

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51

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

Tolquhon Castle (HS)

Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP

An early 15th century tower, expanded in the 1580s.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

St Machar's Cathedral

Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ

This handsome fortress church of the Bishops of Aberdeen was mostly built in the 15th century. Now only half its original...

1 Haddo House and Garden (NTS) Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ 4 stars
2 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
3 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL
4 Migvie Stone by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
5 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
6 Kinnaird Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
7 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
8 Kildrummy Castle (HS) Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA 3 stars
9 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
10 Sueno's Stone (HS) Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX
11 Leith Hall and Garden (NTS) Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ 4 stars
12 Well of the Lecht Nr. Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland, UK
13 Midmar Kirk Stone Circle Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51
14 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
15 St Machar's Cathedral Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ

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