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Deep in an ancient pine forest, beside a fastflowing river, on a high snowbound mountain pass, among rich rolling farmland, and perched on cliffs some 50 feet above the sea. These are some of the spectacular settings for Aberdeenshire’s 263 castles: there have been more here per acre than anywhere else in the British Isles.

Most you can see, many you can visit – and some you can even stay in. We’ve put together some itineraries to make sure your group see as many castles as possible, as well as combining castle visits with nearby unmissable attractions. 


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