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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Brig O'Dee

Garthdee, Scotland, UK

Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS)

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Eslie the Greater Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31

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

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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Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS)

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ

Picturesque 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings, family portraits and furniture....

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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.

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.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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

Cullerlie Stone Circle (HS)

Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A circle of eight stones enclosing an area consecrated by fires on which eight small cairns were later built.

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

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

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

Sueno's Stone (HS)

Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX

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

1 Brig O'Dee Garthdee, Scotland, UK
2 Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (HS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
3 Sunhoney Stone Circle Echt, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32
4 Eslie the Greater Stone Circle Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31
5 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
6 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL
7 Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS) Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ 4 stars
8 Auchindoun Castle (HS) Keith, AB55 4DR
9 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
10 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
11 Cullerlie Stone Circle (HS) Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
12 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
13 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
14 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars
15 Sueno's Stone (HS) Forres, Moray, IV36 3WX

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