Castles and Estates

Aberdeenshire is fortunate in having some of the best selection of castles, great houses and estates to visit in Scotland! Many have extensive gardens and woodlands for walking; some have Rangers and other staff running events. There may be an admission or parking charge.

Fyvie castle

Where do you want to go?

Click on the links to find out more - these will open in a new window or tab. Many of the castles and estates have grounds suitable for walking - these will be also shown on the maps in our Walks section. Most site information includes public transport details and facilities, as well as any entry costs.

CastleXplorer - this site has a map, which links to many of the sites in the North-East.

National Trust for Scotland properties:

Individual castle websites:


For many other sites, take a look in Archaeology and History!