Ancient castles, glacial snow-capped glens, sweeping beaches, and the elegant architecture of the ‘Granite City’ come together to make Aberdeenshire one of Scotland’s greatest hits – and the perfect place for an enriching getaway.
Experience the best of Scotland with a Coast & Country Hotels stay in Aberdeenshire. Book a room in The Invercauld Arms Hotel, and you’ll enjoy home comforts and delicious fare while being centrally located to enjoy Aberdeenshire’s highlights – from Ballater to Braemar, and everything in between.
Make for the countryside, and you’ll soon find yourself amid the towering glens and dense forests of the Cairngorms. Popular with casual walkers and serious hikers, the Cairngorms offer stimulating country walks for all ages and abilities. The whole family can savour the pristine natural beauty and unforgettable wildlife encounters of this enchanting national park.
If you fancy heading out of the national parks and countryside, in search of history and culture, Aberdeen is a 90-minute drive east. Wander the grey-stone streets of the Granite City, marvelling at architectural feats like Marischal College, King’s Museum, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and The Tolbooth. Discover the exciting exhibits of the Satrosphere Science Centre, or the nostalgic artefacts housed in the Gordon Highlanders Museum, which reveal the fascinating 200-year history of the Scottish Highlands Regiment. Or visit St Machar’s Cathedral, a beautiful Catholic monument dating back to the 6th century.
For coastal jaunts, Aberdeenshire’s North Sea coast is awash with golden beaches and craggy clifftop paths, so you can enjoy a bracing walk or an afternoon of sunbathing on a clear, warm day. Many of the region’s beaches are also popular among water sport enthusiasts, with surfing, kiteboarding, coasteering, and scuba diving available from Stonehaven to Peterhead.
Swing a club on an award-winning fairway, explore proud castles like Dunnottar and Balmoral (less than 10 miles from The Invercauld Arms Hotel, and a favourite of the Queen), or spend the day enjoying the beautiful streets and plentiful retail opportunities of Aberdeen. No matter how you plan to spend your time, Coast & Country Hotels have the perfect Aberdeenshire hotel for you. Visit the homepage to book your next Aberdeenshire hotel stay.