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Aboyne Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Aberdeenshire
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Blofeld Dr. | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Aboyne Castle (historical name: castrum de Obeyn; alternate names: Castle Of Aboyne or Aboyne Castle Policies; also Bonty Castle or Bunty Castle) is a 13th-century castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland 0.75 mi (1.21 km) north of the town of Aboyne (Grid Reference NO5299). The location of Aboyne Castle was selected for its strategic position near the River Dee and controlling the northern end of one of the Mounth crossings. Aboyne Castle was formerly derelict, but was restored by the present Marquess of Huntly in 1979.

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