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Historic Houses

J M Barrie's Birthplace   

In this two-storeyed house J M Barrie (1860-1937) was born.

Leith Hall   

Leith Hall is at the centre of a 113 ha (279 a) estate which was the home of the head of the Leith family from 1650.

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village   

The best preserved group of Stone Age houses in Western Europe.

Craigievar Castle   

This fairytale-like castle, which exemplifies some of the best Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire.

Crathes Castle   

The castle, built in the second half of the 16th century, is a superb example of a tower house of the period.

Duff House   

Magnificent Duff House, Banff, Scotland, is an 18th Century William Adam house filled with fine paintings, furniture, tapestries and artefacts drawn from the National Galleries of Scotland, the Erskine of Torrie Institute, and several private lenders.

Haddo House   

Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House is proud to be the most homely of the north-east of Scotland's great houses open to the public.

House of Dun   

Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, Lord Dun.

Hugh Miller's Cottage   

The cottage where Hugh Miller, who became a stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer was born.

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