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Castles & Historic Sites

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The Mansion House Hotel is a luxury hotel in Elgin, nestled on the banks of the River Lossie within beautiful grounds, yet only a few minutes walk to the historical centre of Elgin. The Mansion House Hotel has many Golf Courses nearby, offers a unique experience of a truly magnificent setting and Scottish hospitality. Set […]

Innes House is an architectural delight set in idyllic grounds that is perfect for weddings, corporate events, shooting parties or other bespoke adventures. Off the beaten track, the tree-lined drive takes you away from the road into mature parkland where your memorable experience begins. Switch off from the hustle and bustle and allow yourself to […]

Gordon Castle Estate, Walled Garden and the Gordon Castle Scotland brand are the results of eight years hard work by Angus and Zara Gordon Lennox since they took over the running of Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers in 2008. Completed as one of Scotland’s largest houses in the 1770s by the Duke of Gordon, Gordon Castle […]

On the coast between Cullen and Sandend the ruins of Findlater Castle are perched on a tiny peninsula which sticks out into the North Sea, with a sheer drop of more than fifty feet to the rocks and sea below. The name originates from the place Findlater, first recorded in the Exchequer Rolls in 1246. […]

Elgin Museum is closed for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you can still explore the museum virtually – visit our website to find fun family-friendly activities, find and follow us on social media and visit our YouTube Channel to explore the museum’s collections and displays. Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest continuously […]

Auchindoun Castle near Duttown crowns a lonely hilltop with dramatic views over the surrounding hills. The castle was built about 1480 by Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Mar and favourite of James III. It still retains fine architectural details and is surrounded by the ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort. Accessible on foot only, route is […]

Stuffed to the turrets with antique furniture, paintings and ceramics, the legacy of generations of Clan Brodie, this 16th-century castle is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. Explore the rooms, passageways and towers, all sensitively restored to show what everyday life was like for one of Scotland’s most ancient clans. There is […]