The Castle Trail of Aberdeen and Grampian

Are you a romantic at heart? Are you drawn to dramatic ruins and fascinating tower houses?

Then the North East corner of Scotland is the place to come explore.

The Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands are called ‘Castle Country’, and with over 70 castles in various states of repair (or disrepair), it is easy to see why.

Grampian is matchless in the richness of its castle tradition, and Scotland’s Castle Trail brings together some of the most splendid examples of castellated architecture together on a clearly sign-posted tourist trail.

The Castle Trail is centred around 13 beautiful castles, including the baronial towers of Craigievar, 17th-century yew hedges and gardens at Crathes and the impressive ruins of Huntly Castle.  Head to the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains to spy out the Queen’s holiday home at Balmoral.  See the prize Aberdeen Angus herd and wander the pristine gardens and elegant rooms of Speyside’s Ballindalloch Castle, owned by the same family since 1546.

The Aberdeen, Grampian, & Moray property pages on EmbraceScotland can help you find that perfect self-catering home away from home to explore Scotland’s only dedicated Castle Trail.

Come explore Scotland’s heritage, and instead of taking a holiday, have an adventure!

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