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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Chapel of St Fergus Stones

Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Two finely carved Pictish stones are set into the east gable of the old kirk. One has a large beast and symbols, the other...

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

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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

Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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

Spynie Palace (HS)

Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ

Residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686. Massive tower with spectacular rooftop views over Spynie…

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  • 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...

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.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Auchindoun Castle (HS)

Keith, AB55 4DR

Auchindoun Castle is a 15th century L-Plan tower castle located in Auchindoun near Dufftown in the Moray region of Scotland.

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.

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…

Fyvie Castle (NTS)

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS

Superb castle, dating from 13th century, with rich portrait collection, an equally fine collection of arms and armour, and…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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...

Peterhead Prison Museum

South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX

Peterhead Prison Museum

1 Chapel of St Fergus Stones Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
2 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
3 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
4 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
5 Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
6 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
7 Kinnaird Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
8 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS) Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR 4 stars
9 Auchindoun Castle (HS) Keith, AB55 4DR
10 Bridge of Dye Aberdeenshire, AB31
11 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
13 Tod Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
15 Peterhead Prison Museum South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX

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