Aberdeenshire is home to over 300 castles, all of which come shrouded in their own myths and legends. Visitors who come to the county, often explore the ruins and grounds of famous sites like Fyvie Castle and Dunnottar Castle. Kildrummy Castle is another popular choice and there are plenty of hotels nearby for guests to stay in. Use the Expedia search tool to find the perfect hotel for your stay.
Sightsee at Kildrummy Castle
The 13th century castle of Kildrummy was a stronghold of the Earls of Mar. Edward I of England stayed in the castle twice and John Erskine tried to raise support for James Stuart here. There’s plenty of history to retrace while wandering through the site.
Castles in Aberdeenshire
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic hotel that sits on a cliff top. Previous residents of note include Mary Queen of Scots and King Charles II. It has a pretty gruesome history, and was the site where a small garrison defended themselves against Cromwell’s army for eight months to protect the Scottish Crown Jewels.
Fyvie Castle is a 13th century building with lavish Edwardian interiors. Here, guests can peruse the collection of arms, armour and paintings. The surrounding grounds, complete with a loch, are perfect for a scenic stroll.