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Sightseeing in Aberdeenshire

Castle
“Once besieged by William Wallace (as immortalized in Braveheart); It was once guardian of the crown jewels of Scotland; and was been mired in the battles between England and the Scotland over the centuries. Dunnottar has an incredible combination of good looks and historical importance - and frequently “blows away” visitors to Scotland.”
60 locals recommend
Castle
“Scottish Home to the Royal Family. Admission charges include parking, selected areas of the grounds, exhibitions in the Stable Area and a tour of The Ballroom. ”
22 locals recommend
Castle
“Picturesque Scottish castle with a huge park around a lots of option for walks suitable for all ages.”
20 locals recommend
Castle
“Craigievar Castle is a fairytale castle, an example of Scottish Baronial architecture and is a fantastic stop with imaginative kids. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626. ”
9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“It's not as well known as its near neighbour Balmoral which has restricted access in August. At Braemar you can walk around the grounds or take a guided tour of the inside.”
6 locals recommend
Castle
“Crathes Castle is a lovely day out. In addition to going inside for a tour it has a beautiful garden to walk round. 12 miles away by car, so not far and a beautiful drive to get there. ”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the Walled Garden at Gordon Castle which is being lovingly restored to its former glory. Over two hundred years old, it is one of Britain’s largest and oldest working kitchen gardens. Complete with rare and heritage plants, the garden walls are lined with 259 espaliered trees giving the keen gardener plenty to admire. ”
2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“So close you can almost taste it can't you? No description needed to say other than they provide great tours and fantastic gift shop. Don't miss.”
1 local recommends
Castle
“For nearly 500 years, the bishops of Moray relaxed in this majestic building a short distance from their cathedral at Elgin. It even had its own bowling green and, according to one account, a tennis court. Today, you can climb David's Tower, where bishops once entertained kings and queens.”
1 local recommends