Castles of North Eastern Scotland

Scotland is unique in it's castle tradition and the North East has more castles per square mile than any other part of the country. Varying from solid medieval fortresses to fantastic fairy tale towers, many of these castles are open to the public.

The castles below are just a few of the many to be found within a short drive of Easter Corrie.

Balvenie Castle

The Earls of Buchan ruled their ancient Celtic province in the 13th century from Balvenie Castle in Glen Fiddich. They were later replaced by supporters of Robert The Bruce, and subsequently King James II. Finally Balvenie castle was abandoned in 1720.

Ballindalloch Castle

Known as the "Pearl of the North", nearby Ballindalloch has been occupied continuously by the MacPherson-Grant family since 1546 and has a fine collection of Spanish paintings.

Corgarff Castle

Beautifully restored Corgarff Castle dates from 1537 and is the place where Margaret Forbes and her family were burned to death in 1571 during a clan feud.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852. The castle grounds, ballroom and coach house exhibitions are all open to the public.

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