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Aberdeen and area sights?

Hi All,

Has anyone stayed in Aberdeen and visited the sights in/around Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire that could recommend the sights?? I have been told that there are several castles worth seeing within the area and would like to know if there are other sights to see and how much/days to allow. Hoping to visit next June.


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My original plan had been to stay in Aberdeen, but I found the hotels were pricier and so stayed out in one of the smaller towns--Ballater. It was very convenient. And yes there are MANY castles in Aberdeenshire! I went to Drum, Fyvie, and Crathes Castles. Check out VisitScotland on the Castle Trail. There are also stone circles. Here's a site to help you find them. Some are smack dab in the middle of farm fields! One of my favorite galleries is just up the hill behind Balmoral. Check out the Knock Gallery for the art, the view, and the garden!