With its golden, sloping beach overlooking the North Sea and iconic granite buildings which glint in the sunshine, the city of Aberdeen is one of Scotland’s most striking and vibrant cities. Soak up its stunning architecture and world-class arts and culture attractions and its plentiful parks and gardens.
Aberdeenshire possesses a rich history, breathtaking scenery and an abundance of charming towns and villages, making it one of Scotland’s most captivating regions.
Experience the spellbinding countryside of Royal Deeside which Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with and where the Royal Family has holidayed ever since at Balmoral Castle. Visit delight full towns like Ballater and Banchory, and take in serene lochs, tumbling peaty rivers and rugged moorland.
Discover the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park, home to rare flora and fauna, scale the peaks of some of highest mountains in the UK, and explore lush forests on foot or by bike.
Head to the region’s dramatic coast where you can stroll across white-gold beaches and gaze out across the North Sea from high cliff-tops with the waves crashing below. Encounter secluded nature reserves where a diverse array of bird species, plants and flower thrive and see if you can spot dolphins and other marine creatures off the Banffshire coast.
Discover how the undisturbed natural beauty of the Banffshire coast inspires the work of talented local artisans and craftmakers the Coast Festival. Held in the towns of Banff and Macduff, this annual weekend of art exhibitions, workshops, music, dance and other events showcases the rich creative talent fostered by the unique landscape of these tightly-knit coastal communities.