Tarves, by Ellon, AB41 7LP, Tel: 01651 851286, Website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Originally built as a keep by the Prestons, then expanded by the Forbes'; Tolquhon Castle is now cared for by Historic Scotland.
Glenbuchat, by Strathdon, Tel: 01667 460232, Website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Built in 1590; a stunning example of a Z-plan tower house.
Huntly, AB54 4SH, Tel: 01466 793191, Website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
A turbulent political history lies within this elegantly designed castle.
Kildrummy, by Alford, AB33 8RA, Tel: 01975 571331, Website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
The remains of this noble, Northern castle are a striking reminder of the Wars of Independence.
Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9AX, Tel: 01807 500205, Email: email@example.com
, Website: http://www.ballindallochcastle.co.uk
Family home to the Macpherson-Grants since 1546.
Balmoral, Ballater, AB35 5TB, Tel: 013397 42534, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Website: http://www.balmoralcastle.com
The Scottish home to the Royal Family since 1848, set in Royal Deeside on the banks of the Dee.
Dufftown, AB55 4DH, Tel: 01340 820121, Website: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Dating back to the 1200s, Balvenie never saw a single battle or siege.
Brodie, Forres, IV36 0TE, Tel: 0844 493 2100, Website: http://www.nts.org.uk
With significant art & antiques collections, Brodie Castle is as tranquil as its parkland setting.
Lonmay, Fraserburgh, AB43 8XP, Tel: 01346 582078, Website: http://www.cairnesshouse.co.uk
Set in the heart of the 9,000 acre Cairness Estate, the mansion was built in 1790.
Sauchen, Inverurie, AB51 7LD, Tel: 0844 493 2100, Website: http://www.nts.org.uk
By far Scotland's most elaborate Z-plan castle.