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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 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

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.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Tomnaverie Stone Circle (HS)

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

A recumbent stone circle about 4,000 years old.

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

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

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

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.

St Mary's Kirk (Auchindoir) (HS)

Auchindoir, By Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

One of the finest medieval parish churches in Scotland, roofless but otherwise entire.

Mar Lodge Estate (NTS)

Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

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...

Delgatie Castle

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD

11th century castle with fine Painted ceilings dating 1592 and 1597. Unique baby’s four poster bed, displays of dolls...

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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...

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...

Peterhead Prison Museum

South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX

Peterhead Prison Museum

1 Kildrummy Castle (HS) Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA 3 stars
2 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
3 Elgin Cathedral (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HU 4 stars
4 Tomnaverie Stone Circle (HS) Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
5 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (HS) Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RR 4 stars
6 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
7 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
8 Migvie Stone by Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
9 St Mary's Kirk (Auchindoir) (HS) Auchindoir, By Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
10 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ
11 Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Delgatie Castle Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD
13 Duffus Castle (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RH
14 Chapel of St Fergus Stones Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
15 Peterhead Prison Museum South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2ZX

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