Loved by the late Queen Elizabeth II - Balmoral Castle and its great gardens have been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852.
Castle Fraser is one of the grandest castles of Mar and was built between 1575 and 1636 and is a wonderful place to visit.
Cawdor Castle is fortunate to have three gardens.
Cawdor Castle and Garden
Crathes Castle and Gardens influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement are a real jewel of a place. The castle, gardens and setting combine to stunning effect.
Crathes Castle and Gardens
Haddo House and Gardens in Aberdeenshire another National Trust for Scotland gem.
Leith Hall Garden covers 6 acres and features extensive herbaceous borders.
Leith Hall website
The centrepiece of Pitmedden is the Great Garden which was originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden.