Castles and Forts in Northern Scotland.

Balmoral Castle
In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery.
Balvenie Castle
Balvenie is a castle of enclosure, with a massive 13th century curtain wall.
Braemar Castle
The impressive fortress of Braemar Castle was built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar on the site of an even older habitation.
Brodie Castle
Home to the Brodies for over 700 years, this lovely castle glows a rich warm pink in the sunshine.
Castle Fraser
A visit to Castle Fraser is a great day out for the whole family. The castle is one of the finest in Aberdeenshire and is the largest, most elaborate Scottish castle built on the traditional 'Z' plan.
Castle Menzies
This spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes visitors. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years.
Drum Castle
This castle, one of the most beautiful in Royal Deeside, was owned by the Irvine family of Drum for 653 years.
Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, and is one of Britains oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s.
Edzell Castle & Garden
This is a remarkable and very beautiful complex, with a late-medieval tower house incorporated in to a 16th century courtyard mansion.
Fort George
Following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army at Culloden, the Hanoverian King George II put up the ultimate defence against any further unrest - Fort George.
Fyvie Castle
Undoubtedly one of the finest castles in Scotland, Fyvie can trace its royal connections back to 1211 and William the Lion.
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal residence since 1372.
Huntingtower Castle
Huntingtower Castle has two fine and complete towers, one of 15th to 16th century date, the other of 16th century origin.
Huntly Castle
Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntley Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries.
Ruthven Barracks
Ruthven Barracks is an infantry barracks erected in 1719 following the Jacobite rising of 1715, with two ranges of quarters and a stable block.
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle, a dramatic attraction which overlooks the water of Loch Ness, is surrounded by some of Scotland's most stunning Highland scenery

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