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Work to save Abergeldie Castle after it was almost washed into the River Dee. Pictures by Kenny Elrick and Kami Thomson

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from the Guardian

Queen's neighbours at historic Scottish castle forced to flee floods

Abergeldie Castle is a four-floor tower house located near Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is protected as a category A listed building. The castle was built around 1550.

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Abergeldie Castle, Scotland. Kittie Rankie was burnt as a witch at the top of a nearby hill. Her ghost haunts the castle and the surrounding land.

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Queen Elizabeth II with Princess Anne, Prince Charles and their nurse, Helen Lightbody, at a stall during a Sale of Work event in Abergeldie Castle, near Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire. They are raising funds for the building of a new vestry at Craithie Church.

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Abergeldie Castle, Grampian, Scotland is an historic probably mid-16th century tower house, beside the River Dee. The most likely builder was Sir Alexander Gordon of Midmar, later Earl of Huntly. The fact that the walls are 4 feet thick speaks to the need for defense by the builders. The castle was used briefly as a garrison for royal troops during the first Jacobite uprising in 1715, and later it was leased to succesive generations of the royal family, beginning with Prince Albert in 1848.