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drum-castle Drum Castle and Gardens The oldest intact building in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. With a medieval tower, mansion dating from Jacobean times, and a Victorian extension. Drum Castle was, from 1323 to 1975, the home of the Irvine Family. Situated in the world famous Castle Country of Northeast Scotland and standing at the gates to Royal Deeside on a ridge over looking the River Dee 10 miles from Aberdeeen.

dunnottar-castle dunnottar Dunnottar Castle Situated high on a rocky promontory jutting out into the North Sea, one of the most spectacular sites along the coast as one drives from Stonehaven towards Aberdeen. The site has been used as a fortress since the Picts of the 9th century. Accessible from the mainland only by a narrow strip of land, impenetrable from the sea, yet captured several times during its history. The tower house is well preserved as is the stone chapel. Visited by Mary Queen of Scots. In private ownership. Open Easter Weekend to October: Getting there: 2 miles south of Stonehaven.

glenbuchat Glenbuchat A tower house built in 1590 as the marital home of John Gordon of Cairburrow and his second wife, Helen. A stone inscription marks the happy event. The castle though now roofless above the first floor, is a fine example of the use of Z shape design, with the central rectangular block guarded by towers on opposing corners. Looked after by Historic Scotland Getting there. 4 miles NE of Strathdon in Aberdeenshire. North East Scotland


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