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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

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.

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

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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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

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

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…

Leith Hall and Garden (NTS)

Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ

This beautiful house was the home of the Leith family for almost 300 years. There is a superb garden and extensive grounds.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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...

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

Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

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

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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

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
1 Corgarff Castle (HS) Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP 4 stars
2 Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS) Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ 4 stars
3 Auchindoun Castle (HS) Keith, AB55 4DR
4 Tolquhon Castle (HS) Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP 3 stars
5 Delgatie Castle Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD
6 Craigievar Castle (NTS) Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF 3 stars
7 Kildrummy Castle (HS) Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA 3 stars
8 Castle Fraser (NTS) Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD
9 Leith Hall and Garden (NTS) Kennethmont,, Nr Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ 4 stars
10 Haddo House and Garden (NTS) Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ 4 stars
11 Duffus Castle (HS) Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RH
12 Spynie Palace (HS) Nr. Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8XJ 4 stars
13 Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven, AB39 2TL
14 Drum Castle (NTS) by Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EY 4 stars
15 Fyvie Castle (NTS) Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8JS 4 stars

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