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Balmoral Castle and Estate

Located in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 7.1 miles away.

Royal estate within Deeside Lochnagar NSA which, in turn, is within Cairngorms National Park. As a result of its location, this is often referred to as 'Royal Deeside'. 50,000 acres bought in 1848. The area is famous for...

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Corgarff Castle

Located in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 10.8 miles away.

Built during the sixteenth century. Located in Aberdeenshire, east Scotland. Converted into barracks in 1748 after the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Briefly a farmhouse from 1802. Restored and managed by Historic Scotland...

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Edzell Castle and Gardens

Located in Edzell, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 21.2 miles away.

Dating from around 1100 and now a ruin. Edzell Castle was the seat of the Lindsay family. As Jacobites, the Lindsay family were on the losing side after the 1715 Jacobite Rising and the castle was gradually destroyed. Th...

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Crathes Castle

Located in Crathes, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 22.6 miles away.

Located to the east of Scotland in Aberdeenshire. Crathes Castle was built in the sixteenth century. The land was given as a gift to the Burnett of Leys family by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. There are nearly fours acr...

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Leith Hall Castle

Located in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 23.5 miles away.

A typical Scottish lairdís residence. Begun in the 1650s. Leith Hall is set on nearly three hundred acres of land. In addition to interesting furniture, artwork, china and tapestry, there's a military exhibition titled '...

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Ben Macdui, Highland

Located in Aviemore, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 23.6 miles away.

Scotland's second highest mountain behind Ben Nevis...

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Loch Garten

Located in Kinveachy, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 28.2 miles away.

To the south east of Inverness, Loch Garten is famous for its RSPB Nature Reserve. Their membership booklet reads: 'When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pinewood is where they chose to come...

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House of Dun

Located in Montrose, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 29.0 miles away.

Georgian Family House close to Montrose in east Scotland. Victorian gardens overlooking the Montrose Basin. Includes: Lady Augusta Walk, adventure playground, Victorian walled garden, terraced gardens, woodland dog walk...

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Glamis Castle

Located in Glamis, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 29.6 miles away.

Childhood home of the Queen Mother. Birthplace of Princess Margaret. Glamis Castle features on the Scottish ten pound note. Many legends surround the castle including those of the 'monster of Glamis', the ghost of the 'G...

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Huntly Castle

Located in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 29.7 miles away.

Originally a twelfth century motte and bailey castle. Rebuilt in the fifteenth century. In decay by the eighteenth century. Occupied by British troops in the 1740s Jacobite Uprising. Managed by Historic Scotland...

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Dunnottar Castle

Located in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 32.5 miles away.

Dramatically located on a rocky headland overlooking the North Sea. The ruins of Dunnottar Castle are spread over a three acre area surrounded by sheer cliffs which drop to the sea fifty metres below. The castle largely...

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Marischal College & Museum, Aberdeen University

Located in Aberdeen, Aberdeen, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 36.1 miles away.

Founded in 1593, a college of Aberdeen University. 'The second-largest granite structure in the world' (source: Marischal Museum website). Built in the nineteenth century on the site of a much earlier Franciscan Friary w...

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St Machars Cathedral

Located in Aberdeen, Aberdeen, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 36.2 miles away.

A place of worship founded in the the sixth century by St. Machar, a companion of St. Columba. A Norman cathedral was built here in the twelfth century. There has been considerable restoration work in recent years...

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Ruthven Barracks

Located in Ruthven, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 37.6 miles away.

Built after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Ruthven Barracks is located on the site of a fomer castle. One of four barracks built in strategic locations to help the British Governemnt better keep control of the peoples of the...

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Arbroath Abbey

Located in Arbroath, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 37.8 miles away.

Founded in 1178 by a Scottish King who was buried before the high altar of the church in 1214. Arbroath is made from distinctive red sandstone. The Abbey was once the richest in Scotland but fell into ruin after the Scot...

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Arbroath Harbour

Located in Arbroath, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 38.2 miles away.

On the North Sea coast in eastern Scotland. Harbour built in mid-nineteenth century. Famed for its 'Arbroath Smokies', haddock that is smoked over wood-chip fires. Today, there is a marina here...

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Pluscarden Abbey

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 40.9 miles away.

Benedictine monastery located to the east of Scotland, a short distance from Elgin. 'It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose' (source: Pluscarden Abbe...

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Tay Rail Bridge

Located in Dundee, Dundee, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 42.3 miles away.

On the east coast of Scotland. Railway bridge 2.25 miles (3.5 km) long!. Note: there's also a road bridge here called the Tay Road Bridge which is 1.4 miles (2.25 km) long...

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Elgin Cathedral

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 42.7 miles away.

Founded in 1224. Elgin Cathedral fell into disuse as a result of the Scottish Reformation. In 1824, an Elgin shoemaker called John Shanks began the task of clearing the site of debris and rubbish. He is said to have move...

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Spynie Palace

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 44.3 miles away.

Fortified palace built for the Bishops of Moray. Dates from the twelfth century. Fell into disrepair at the end of the seventeenth century after a dispute between its owner and King William and Queen Mary. Managed by His...

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