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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.

Blair Castle and Gardens

3. 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

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

Drumin Castle

5. 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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Glenlivet

Tomintoul

Balmoral Castle

6. 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,...

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Balmoral Estates

Ballater

Braemar Castle

7. 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

Braemar

8. Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven,Kingussie

9. Glenbuchat Castle

Glenbuchat,StrathdonT. 01667 460 232

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