Castles

CRATHES CASTLE GARDENS AND ESTATE Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ

16th-century tower house, 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling

Scottish countryside.  Cafe, gift shop, adventure playground, Go Ape tree top adventure

and Arting Around studio.

www.nts.org.uk                                                              

 

CRAIGIEVAR CASTLE Alford AB33 8JF

17th Century fairytale castle of Scottish Baronial architecture. Great tower, fine collection

of family portraits, original plaster ceilings, original Jacobean woodwork beautiful furniture, extensive parkland grounds, two way-marked walks, small Victorian kitchen garden and Scottish glen garden.

www.nts.org.uk                                                                       

 

DUNNOTTAR CASTLE Stonehaven, AB39 2TL

Dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress, keep, barracks, lodgings, stables, chapel

and drawing room. Neglected after the Jacobite rising of 1715 and made open to visitors

after repairs began in 1925. Well-marked coastal path.

www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk                                                       

 

BALMORAL CASTLE Balmoral Estates, Ballater AB35 5TB

Scottish Home of the Royal Family since purchased by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria

in 1852.  Formal gardens, kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses, conservatory, water

garden, gift shop and coffee shop.

www.balmoralcastle.com                                                             

 

CASTLE FRASER Kemnay, AB51 7LD

19th Century Z-plan Castle on 140 acres of farmland.  Woodland Trails, walled garden, adventure playground and tearoom.

www.nts.org.uk                                                                         

 

DRUM CASTLE Drumoak AB31 5EY

Unique combination of 13th Century Square Tower, Jacobean Mansion and Victorian

additions.  Superb furniture, fine paintings, battlements, garden of historic roses,

children’s playground and tearoom.

www.nts.org.uk                                                                            

  

 

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18 Queens Court

The Inchmarlo Resort 

Banchory

Aberdeenshire

AB31 4BQ

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