Aberdeenshire and the city of Aberdeen, both separate counties, borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and the Highland council area and Moray to the west. Aberdeenshire has a rich prehistoric and historic heritage as well as one of the highest mountain ranges in Scotland. The majestic Grampian Mountains dominate the skyline to the west of the county whilst miles of unspoiled and often dramatic coastline can be found in the east and north. Hidden gems like Crovie and Pennan, the location of the famous movie “Local Hero”, can be found on Aberdeenshire’s north coast. The many castles show that the area had an important role in history.
With its granite buildings, Aberdeen has one of Scotland’s most enchanting skylines, while the city’s Old Town has a magical air of time gone by. A fantastic range of first-class restaurants and a vibrant nightlife combined with a thriving cultural calendar and many shops all help make Scotland’s third largest city a modern and lively destination that’s well worth the trip.
Craigievar Castle, one of the many beautiful castles in Aberdeensire
The capital of the Grampian Highlands is even more unique thanks to the treasures on its doorstep. You can sample the ‘water of life’ and visit the eight distilleries and cooperage on the world’s only Malt Whisky trail. Follow the Castle Trail and take in 13 of the finest gems the region has to offer. Alternatively, you can head to the coast where vast empty beaches, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages and dramatic cliff top scenery are waiting to be explored.
- Hotels in Aberdeenshire
- Aberdeen Official Tourism Site
- Scottish Landscapes Image Gallery
- Abbeys and Castles Image Gallery