Scottish Castles and Old Houses
Often referred to as Castle Country, the historic Northeast of Scotland is home to around a thousand castles or castle ruins,
providing a wealth of history to explore; from gruesome tales of battles fought, to strolls through romantic family estates.
Coming in all shapes and sizes, each castle holds a different story to tell. Let your mind wander back through the centuries to imagine just what might’ve taken place where you now stand, or get lost amongst the beautiful walled gardens where, if you’re lucky, you might come across a traditional tearoom for a spot of delicious home baking.
Aberdeenshire is home to Scotland’s only castle trail; a selection of thirteen unique castles. Experience the romance and history of these restored family castles, ruins and stately homes, by simply following the trail. With its distinctive white on brown signs and a blue castle logo, which leads you through the heart of Aberdeenshire, it couldn't be a simpler day out.