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Castles and Historic Sites in the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms has had an important role to play in much of Scotland's history - from Royal fueds and bloody battles to industrial revolution.  There are many sites which tell these stories dotted all around the Cairngorms National Park - at some you may have to use your imagination a little more than at others, but they all delve deep into the history of the area.

Drumin Castle

1. Drumin Castle

Only two walls remain of this former stronghold of Alexander Stewart, better known as the 'Wolf of Badenoch' (1342-1406). The rui...

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Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus

2. Loch an Eilein at Rothiemurchus

Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with it's 13th century island castle was voted 'UK's best picnic spot', easy walks through anc...

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Loch an Eilein


Braemar Castle

3. Braemar Castle

17th Century Castle with an exciting story. Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar as his Highland hunting lodge, burned in the first Ja...

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Braemar Castle


Blair Castle Trekking Centre

4. Blair Castle Trekking Centre

Experience the natural beauty and wild landscapes of Atholl Estates on a relaxing Highland Pony trek. Enjoy a relaxing trek into ...

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Atholl Estates

Blair Atholl

Balmoral Castle

5. Balmoral Castle

During August, September and October the grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public as The Royal Family are in resi...

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Balmoral Estates


Blair Castle and Gardens

6. Blair Castle and Gardens

Blair Castle is nestled in the dramatic landscape of Highland Perthshire and has been home to 19 generations of Stewarts and Murra...

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Atholl Estates

Blair Atholl

7. Kildrummy Castle

Kildrummy,StrathdonT. 01975 571 331

8. Corgarff Castle

Corgarff,StrathdonT. 01975 651460

9. Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle,BraemarT. 013397 41219

10. Glenbuchat Castle

Glenbuchat,StrathdonT. 01667 460 232

11. Ruthven Barracks


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