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Historic Attractions in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals or Castles & Stately Homes

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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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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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Tolquhon Castle (HS)

Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP

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

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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

Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

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

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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.

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  • 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.

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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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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

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...

Braemar Castle

Braemar, AB35 5XR

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

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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

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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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.

1 Delgatie Castle Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD
2 Balmoral Castle Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB 5 stars
3 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
4 Huntly Castle (HS) Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH 4 stars
5 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL
6 Corgarff Castle (HS) Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP 4 stars
7 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
8 Kildrummy Castle (HS) Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA 3 stars
9 Haddo House and Garden (NTS) Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ 4 stars
10 Duffus Castle (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RH
11 Braemar Castle Braemar, AB35 5XR 3 stars
12 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
13 Balvenie Castle (HS) Dufftown, Morayshire, AB55 4GH 4 stars
14 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
15 Auchindoun Castle (HS) Keith, AB55 4DR

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