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  • Museums

    Aberdeen Maritime Museum

    The award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum was first built in 1593 and can be found on the site of the historic Shiprow, which incorporates the Provost Ross's House. The aim of the Aberdeen Museum is to relate to visitors the city's interaction with the sea over the years. With this in mind they have ensured that the whole museum is disabled friendly so that all can benefit from this tour of ...

  • Golf Courses

    Murcar

    Murcar Links Golf Club in Aberdeen was once described by Golf Monthly writer Barry Ward as having, fairways 'tighter than a taxman's purse!' Its sand hills are legendary and have played a key role in shaping the fairways and greens that are curved around the dunes. The views from this links course along the North Sea are as spectacular as the game is challenging.

  • Castles

    Fraser

    Set in acres of open woodland, Castle Fraser is one of the most impressive in Scotland. An impressive baronial 16th century castle, in a valley by the River Don, sixteen miles west of Aberdeen, it was originally known as Muchall-in-Mar. The granite walls of the grandest Castle of Mar rise up to combine memorably with its distinctive turrets, balustrades and gables, offering an imposing sight ...

  • Castles

    Auchindoun

    Auchindoun Castle lies on the banks of the River Fiddich in Scotland's Aberdeen and Grampian region, and despite the fact that it is now in ruins, it has always attracted many visitors who are charmed by its romantic silhouette visible from a distance. Situated about 2miles from Dufftown on the Cabrach road, you have to look for a signpost on the right hand side and then follow the track all ...

  • Golf Courses

    Old Moray

    One of Tom Morris’ masterpieces in Northwest Scotland is the Old Moray Course. Built skirting the southern shores of the Moray of Firth, with a view of the waters from most of the course, Old Moray Course was the first course of the Moray Golf Club which was formed in 1889. A newer course is predictably known as the New Moray Course. Golf was apparently played informally on the grounds next ...

  • Castles

    Delgatie

    Delgatie Castle in Scotland owes its present restored condition to the determination and efforts of its owner, the late Captain Hay. On his return from the Indian Army in the late 1940s, Capt Hay bought the derelict and uninhabited Delgatie castle and spent the next forty years and more restoring and refurbishing it. The Castle has largely been with the Hay family for the last 650 years and ...

  • Castles

    Tolquhon

    The remnants of Tolquhon Castle are situated in the parish of Tarves, 15 miles north of Aberdeen, on the A920. Tolquhon was one of the most picturesque castles in the Grampian countryside. The original tower house stands in a corner while the newer 16th century structure is the main castle, a striking edifice that could be well defended. The inner courtyard walls had gun loops and arrow ...

  • Castles

    Huntly

    Strategically placed at the confluence of rivers Deveron and Bogie in Aberdeenshire, Huntly Castle, near Aberdeen in Scotland. was a prominent castle in its heyday. The original structures were built around 1240 by Earl Duncan. The first Lord of Strathbogie was awarded lands by King William the Lion towards the end of the 12th century and he first constructed a timber castle on an artificial ...

  • Castles

    Drum

    Twenty-four generations of the Irvine family have lived uninterrupted in Drum Castle for more than six and a half centuries. It was perhaps the oldest occupied castle in Scotland till the last Laird of Drum, Henry Quentin Forbes Irvine, bequeathed the house and 300 acres of ground to the National Trust for Scotland on his death in November of 1975.

  • Castles

    Crathes

    Crathes Castle with its reported resident ghost is one of the loveliest in Scotland. This magnificent 16th-century tower house, situated only 15 miles from Aberdeen, has numerous turrets, gargoyles and towers, and is surrounded by superb gardens. The estate was given to the Burnett family in 1323 by King Robert the Bruce when he granted them the Lands of Leys. Almost unchanged since it was ...