The region offers a wealth of historic buildings, landmarks, museums, galleries and
arts centres that cover a variety of interests and themes, providing an insight into
Scottish history, culture and the arts.
Within the Deveron Valley lies Duff House, designed by William Adam, built between
1735 and 1740, and widely thought to be one of Britain's finest Georgian houses.
Duff House was built for William Duff of Braco, who became Earl Fife in 1759. Duff
House is a treasure house and cultural arts centre operated by a unique partnership
of Historic Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.
Story-tellers, musicians and artists are at home here and Duff House organises a
regular artistic programme of exhibitions, music and lectures.
One of the most notable and historic buildings in the region is Castle Fraser, the
most elaborate Z-plan castle in Scotland and one of the grandest 'Castles of Mar'.
It is located near Kemnay in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. The castle stands
in over 300 acres of landscape grounds, woodland and farmland, which includes a walled
kitchen garden of the 19th century. A gift shop and tearoom is also open during the
busier times of the year.
A must see venue is the Gordon Highlanders Museum. The museum, which is a Visit Scotland
5 star credited museum, houses an important collection of uniforms, badges, medals
and regimental memorabilia illustrating the history of this famous Highland Regiment
from the Napoleonic Wars through to recent operations in support of the United Nations.
The exhibitions include interactive displays, sound stations, films, and models illustrating
the deeds for which this regiment is renowned. The full regimental archive is kept
on site and access is available by appointment with the curator. There is also a
programme of lifelong learning events and activities for all ages.
For your enjoyment we are pleased to provide a selection of links below which you
may find of interest.