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This is a list of castles in Aberdeenshire.


Name Type Date Condition Ownership Location Notes Picture
Abergeldie Castle Tower house About 1550 Preserved Gordon family Near Crathie Leased to the Royal Family 1848–1970 Abergeldie Castle - - 253475.jpg
Auchenhove Castle 16th century Ruined Aboyne
Banff Castle Unknown 12th century No remains N/A Banff Banff Castle - - 1471187.jpg
Balmoral Castle Baronial house 1856 In use as a residence Private residence of The Queen Royal Deeside
On the site of a 15th-century castle Balmoral Castle.jpg
Balquhain Castle Tower house 14th century Ruined Private West of Inverurie
Visited by Mary, Queen of Scots Balquhain Castle Wall - - 29188.jpg
Birse Castle Baronial house 1911 Restored as a residence Private Forest of Birse
Rebuilt 1911 Birse Castle - - 741827.jpg
Bognie Castle Tower house 1660s Ruined Private Huntly
Also known as Conzie Castle Conzie Castle.jpg
Braemar Castle Tower house 17th century Preserved Owned by the Farquharsons of Invercauld and managed by Braemar Community Ltd. Braemar
Braemar Castle 1.jpg
Cairnbulg Castle Z-plan tower house 14th century In use as a residence Lady Saltoun Cairnbulg
Restored in the 19th century. Also known as Philorth Castle. One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle. Cairnbulg Castle.jpg
Cluny Castle Z-plan castle c. 1604 In use as a residence Private South of Monymusk
Cluny Castle.jpg
Cobairdy Castle Tower house 16th century No remains North east of Huntly
Corgarff Castle Tower house c. 1550 Preserved Historic Scotland Strathdon
Corgarff Castle 13.JPG
Corse Castle L and Z-plan castle 16th century Ruined Lumphanan Corse Castle - - 252876.jpg
Corsindae House L and U-plan castle 16th century Occupied North of Banchory
Coull Castle 13th century Ruined Coull, near Aboyne Coull Castle - - 38186.jpg
Craigievar Castle Tower house 1626 Preserved NTS Alford
decorative plasterwork Craigievar Castle cloudy.jpg
Craigston Castle Tower house 1607 In use as a residence Private Turriff
Craigston Castle.jpg
Crathes Castle Tower house 1596 Preserved NTS Banchory
painted ceilings Crathes Castle.jpg
Culsalmond Unknown 16th century Site South east of Huntly Probably on site of the present Newton House
Cushnie Castle Unknown 16th century Slight remains South west of Alford Succeeded by Cushnie Lodge
Daugh Castle Probably wooden structure Site North of Huntly
Dee Castle Tower house 15th century Site Glenmuick
Delgatie Castle Tower house 1579 Preserved Delgatie Castle Trust Turriff
painted ceilings Château de Delgatie.jpg
Dorlaithers Castle Unknown Unknown Site Near Turriff
Drum Castle Tower house with additions 13th century, 16th century Preserved NTS Drumoak
Drum Castle.jpg
Drumtochty Castle Castellated house 1812 Occupied Private Auchenblae
Southwest tower of Drumtochty Castle - - 894777.jpg
Dumbreck Castle Ellon
Easter Clune Castle Tower House Near Banchory
Dundarg Castle 14th century, rebuilt 16th century Ruined Private New Aberdour
One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle Geograph-285141-Des Colhoun-Dundarg Castle and Fort.jpg
Dunnideer Castle Tower house c. 1260 Ruined Private Insch
Dunnideer Castle.jpg
Dunnottar Castle Courtyard castle 16th century Ruined Private Stonehaven
Dunnottar castle ruins.jpg
Eden Castle Z-plan tower house 1577 Ruined Private Banff
Eden Castle near Banff - - 555861.jpg
Esslemont Castle Tower house 14th century or earlier Ruined Private Ellon
Fasque Castle Baronial house 1809 Occupied Private Fettercairn
Fasque House.jpg
Fedderate Castle L-plan tower house 1257 Ruined Near New Deer
Fetteresso Castle Castellated house 1761 Occupied as flats Private Stonehaven
Originally a 14th-century tower house Fetteresso Castle.jpg
Findlater Castle Courtyard castle 14th century Ruined Private Sandend
Findlater Castle.jpg
Castle Forbes Castellated house 1815 Occupied as a residence Chief of Clan Forbes Alford
Castle Forbes.jpg
Castle Fraser Z-plan tower house 1636 Preserved NTS Inverurie
Castle Fraser 1.jpg
Freefield Castle Unknown Unknown; existed 1654 Site 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north of Inverurie57°22′13″N 2°32′20″W / 57.3703°N 2.5388°W / 57.3703; -2.5388 Replaced by Freefield House
Fyvie Castle Tower house 13th century with additions Preserved NTS Fyvie
Most of the current structure (including the beautiful gatehouse) dates to the late 14th through late 16th century Fyvie Castle, Geograph.jpg
Harthill Castle Castellated mansion 17th century, restored Occupied as a residence Private Near Inverurie 57°18′56″N 2°31′17″W / 57.3156°N 2.5214°W / 57.3156; -2.5214 Harthill Castle (pre-1914).jpg
Hatton Castle Castellated mansion 1814 but incorporates earlier structure Occupied as a residence Private Turriff
Hatton Castle on the morning of a shoot - - 650119.jpg
Gairnieston Castle No remains
Gartly Castle Keep 15th century No remains Near Gartly 57.3897°N 2.7770°W
Glenbuchat Castle Z-plan tower house 1590 Ruined Historic Scotland Kildrummy
Glenbuchat Castle 20080502 02.jpg
Huntly Castle L-plan tower house 15th to 17th century Ruined Historic Scotland Huntly
decorative plasterwork Huntly Castle.jpg
Inchdrewer Castle Tower house 16th century Ruined Private South-west of Banff
Inchdrewer Castle - - 494951.jpg
Inverallochy Castle Courtyard castle 13th century Ruined Inverallochy
One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle Remains of Inverallochy Castle - - 614169.jpg
Invercauld Castle Baronial house 18th century In use as accommodation Private Royal Deeside
Invercauld House - - 423852.jpg
Inverugie Castle Motte and bailey 12th century Ruined Inverugie
Inverugie Castle (geograph 4217732).jpg
Kildrummy Castle Castle of enceinte Mid to late 13th century Ruined Historic Scotland Kildrummy
Kildrummy castle 2.jpg
Kincardine Castle Baronial house 19th century In use as a residence Private Royal Deeside
14th century ruin nearby Kincardine Castle from South.jpg
Kindrochit Castle Keep 14th century Ruined Braemar
Founded by Malcolm Canmore in 1059 Kindrochit-Castle-03.jpg
Kinnaird Castle Tower house 1570 In use as a lighthouse Northern Lighthouse Board Fraserburgh
Now the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, one of the Nine Castles of Knuckle Fraserburgh Lighthouse (Kinnaird Castle) and the wine tower
Kinnairdy Castle Tower house 14th and 16th centuries In use as accommodation Private Aberchirder
Kinnairdy Castle - - 746908.jpg
Kinord Castle 14th century Ruined Loch Kinord May be known as Loch Kinord Castle
Knock Castle Tower house Around 1600 Ruined Historic Scotland Ballater
Knock Castle2.jpg
Knockhall Castle Tower house 1565 Ruined Near Newburgh, Aberdeenshire Knockhall Castle, Geograph.jpg
Lauriston Castle Courtyard castle with later additions 13th century Still used as a residence Private St Cyrus
Lauriston Castle Aberdeenshire 1.JPG
Leslie Castle Tower house 14th century Restored as a residence Private Leslie, Auchleven
Leslie Castle.jpg
Lonmay Castle Motte? Before 1720 No remains N/A Crimond
One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Migvie Castle Enclosure castle 13th century Slight remains Tarland
Muchalls Castle L-plan tower house 13th and 17th century In use House of Burnett Muchalls
Castle Newe Z-plan tower house 1831 No remains N/A Strathdon
Incorporates a tower from 1604
Castle of Park Z-plan tower house incorporated in later building In use as a residence Private Cornhill
Geograph-5388-Stephen Bowden-Castle of Park (12th century).jpg
Peill Castle Motte? Before 1650 Replaced by Leith Hall NTS Near Kennethmont, in Aberdeenshire Alternative names: Leithhall; Peilside Leith Hall - - 3070.jpg
Pitsligo Castle Keep 1424 Ruined Rosehearty
Also known as Pitsligo Palace, one of the Nine Castles of Knuckle Pitsligo Castle 01.JPG
Pittulie Castle 16th century Ruined Rosehearty
One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle Geograph-317979-Des Colhoun-pittulie castle.jpg
Castle of Rattray Motte From 12th century No remains N/A Rattray
One of the Nine Castles of Knuckle
Ravenscraig Castle L-plan tower house 15th century Ruined Inverugie
Ruins of Ravenscraig Castle - - 481419.jpg
Slains Castle Tower house, rebuilt as castellated house 1597, rebuilt 1837 Ruined Private Cruden Bay
"New" Slains Castle Slaines Castle, Cruden Bay - - 920316.jpg
Slains Castle Tower house 13th century Ruined Collieston
"Old" Slains Castle, destroyed 1594 Old Slains Castle - - 3662.jpg
Terpersie Castle Z-plan tower house 1561 Restored Private Alford
Terpersie Castle - - 494943.jpg
Tolquhon Castle Courtyard castle 1589 Ruined Historic Scotland Pitmedden
Tolquhon Castle, front and entrance.jpg
Udny Castle Tower house 14-15th century Private North east of Udny Green
Udny Castle 03.jpg
Westhall Castle L-plan tower house 16th century Private Insch
Westhall - - 494946.jpg
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