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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This lighthouse marking the skerries, a site of several shipwrecks, was built in 1846. There is a good walk along the coast...

Bridge of Dye

Aberdeenshire, AB31

Built in 1680 this is one of the oldest bridges in the north-east. Tolls were once levied for its upkeep.

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…

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Craigievar Castle (NTS)

Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

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

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

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

Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

Tomnaverie Stone Circle (HS)

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A recumbent stone circle about 4,000 years old.

Brig O'Dee

Garthdee, Scotland, UK

Braemar Castle

Braemar, AB35 5XR

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

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Inveravon Pictish Stones

Inveravon, Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK

Corgarff Castle (HS)

Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP

An isolated tower house in the Cairngorms that was a residence of the high-status Forbes family.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

Elgin Cathedral (HS)

Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HU

The superb remains of a majestic and beautiful 13th century cathedral, almost destroyed in 1390 by Alexander Stewart.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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...

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...

1 Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Bridge of Dye Aberdeenshire, AB31
3 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
4 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
5 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31
6 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ
7 Tomnaverie Stone Circle (HS) Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
8 Brig O'Dee Garthdee, Scotland, UK
9 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
10 Inveravon Pictish Stones Inveravon, Ballindalloch, Scotland, UK
11 Corgarff Castle (HS) Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP 4 stars
12 Balmoral Castle Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB 5 stars
13 Elgin Cathedral (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HU 4 stars
14 Buchan Ness Lighthouse Scotland, UK
15 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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