Castle Country - North East Scotland


With an impressive count of more that 300 castles, stately mansions and ruins scattered across the landscape, there are more castles per acre here, than anywhere else in the UK. Unsurprisingly the area is known as 'Scotland's Castle Country.


It even has its own castle trail, simply follow the distinctive brown and white Castle Trail road signs through the heart of the region.

Are you a history buff, architecture-lover or just love a fascinating story, it really doesn’t matter. as you will have a great time exploring. From crumbling medieval keeps, to magnificent sites and old cliff-top rises, fairy-tale castles, romantic fortresses or regal mansion homes, travel back in time to uncover some of these historic sites.

You may even encounter one with a resident ghost!

Visit the best for less
The Northern Highlights Sightseeing pass will be time sensitive, valid for either 2 or 5 days and comes with an interactive paper map covering North East Scotland. The product offers discounts  to participating attractions, activities, experiences and tours.

You can find out more from the tourism destinations and organisations.

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