Covering beautiful areas of countryside, and long stretches of coastline, Aberdeenshire is a county with plenty to offer. Travel up the coast and you’ll encounter villages, towns and cities of various sizes, including lively destinations and quieter retreats, all with friendly and welcoming atmospheres. Aberdeenshire is home to some of Scotland’s best scenic views, occasionally dotted with traditional whisky distilleries and with well-maintained golf courses.
Included within Aberdeenshire is a portion of the Cairngorms National Park, which remains one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. The National Park is perfect for both casual walkers and serious hikers, and its magnificent countryside is also home to lakes and rivers where you can enjoy water sports and boat trips.
The most famous individual attraction in Aberdeenshire is undoubtedly Balmoral Castle. Owned by the Royal Family and used as their holiday home, the castle is a truly spectacular property. Parts of Balmoral Castle are open to the public, including the breath-taking castle ballroom and the wonderful formal gardens.
Aberdeenshire’s attractions go far beyond golf courses and castles, however. Museums provide plenty of opportunities to learn about your surroundings, whilst other family attractions will guarantee that tourists of all ages can find plenty of things to do. One of the most popular attractions for children is Aberdeen’s Codonas amusement park with its thrill rides, family rides, petting zoo, bowling alley and themed adventure golf courses, amongst a variety of other play areas and a wide selection of places to eat.
Book a room in an Aberdeenshire hotel and you’ll enjoy a true taste of authentic Scotland, with rural locations and beautiful coastal destinations that can be enjoyed in any season.