Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ was supposedly based in the earlier 11th century Inverness Castle, the location of Duncan’s murder. The present Inverness Castle may not be witness to anything so dramatic, but as the premises of the Sheriff’s Court it may not be without its own tales of crime and passion.
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 ...