Scotland's Castle Trail
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Scotland's Castles and the Aberdeenshire Castle Trail
Step back in time on Scotland's only Castle Trail. Aberdeenshire is matchless in the richness of its castle tradition, and Scotland's Castle Trail brings together some of the most splendid examples of castellated architecture together on a clearly sign-posted tourist trail. But don't stop there -- there are many gorgeous castles to be explored scattered all across the landscape of Scotland, and each of them worth leaving the beaten track for a glimpse and a photie!
Moneysaving Memberships for Tourists (and Locals!)
Many of the castles in Scotland are owned by the National Trust. I've copied some information below for anyone interested in visited National Trust properties in the UK and elsewhere. It's a great idea if you plan to see a lot of the castles and other historic sites, and it saved us a bundle of money! Much less expensive than paying the individual entrance fees, and the guidebooks are really helpful in deciding which places we wanted to see. Here's the info and some links & phone numbers if you're interested in joining or reading more. We HIGHLY recommend it!
- Scotland - www.nts.org.uk
- Australia - www.nationaltrust.org.au
- Bermuda - www.bnt.bm
- The Bahamas - www.bahamasnationaltrust.com
- Barbados - www.ccanet.net
- Canada - www.
- Cayman Islands - www.caymannationaltrust.org
- Guernsey - www.nationaltrust-gsy.org.gg
- Isle of Man - www.gov.im/mnh
- Jersey - www.nationaltrustjersey.org.je
- Malta - www.dinlarthelwa.org
- New Zealand - www.nationaltrust.org.nz, www.historic.org.nz, www.
- Italy - www.fondoambiente.it
More than 40,000 Americans belong to the Royal Oak Foundation, the National Trust's US membership affiliate.
- Free admission to properties of the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland
- The National Trust Handbook
- Three editions of the National Trust members' magazine
- The quarterly Royal Oak newsletter
- Royal Oak also awards scholarships to US residents to study in Britain and sponsors lectures, tours and events in both the US and UK, designed to inform Americans of the Trust's work.
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