Dunnottar Castle – William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence.
Crathes castle – Turrets and towers, winding staircases, ornate ceilings and ancient sculpted yew trees, combine to make a visit to Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate a great day out for the whole family.
An enchanting 16th-century tower house, Crathes is surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside.
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Our Palm Court Hotel in the city centre of Aberdeen has the ideal location for planning your castle exploration.
Castles come in all shapes and sizes and Aberdeenshire hosts a collection of fantastic historic relics to explore! Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside – Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.
From hidden gems to ancient regal residences it’s a perfect excuse to choose from over 300 of Scotland’s castle trail. Today, The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales take a close personal interest in running and improving the Estates. Craigievar Castle – This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills.
The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.
Surrounding the castle are extensive parkland grounds with two waymarked walks.
There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden.
Delgatie Castle – Dating from 1030 the Castle is steeped in Scottish history yet still gives the atmosphere of a lived in home.
It has some of the finest painted ceilings in Scotland dating 15.
It has a Mary Queen of Scots bed chamber; boasts Victorian clothes, fine furniture and paintings are displayed throughout.