See why Queen Victoria fell in love with the region on a visit to Royal Deeside and uncover the region’s fascinating past in superb museums, historic buildings and on Scotland's only dedicated Castle Trail which brings together 17 of Aberdeenshire's most iconic castles.
A breathtaking fusion of rolling countryside, rugged coastline, misty mountains and lush forest, the natural environment of Aberdeenshire is home to a marvelous array of wildlife. Explore the remarkable landscape of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest National Park in Britain, uncover tranquil nature reserves, and get up close to fantastic birdlife and marine creatures.
Discover the impressive architecture and cultural delights of Aberdeen, Scotland's Granite City. Learn about its proud maritime history and thriving oil and gas industry, take in one of the finest art collections in the country and enjoy fantastic live music, dance and theatre at superb venues across the city. Take in the city’s splendid historic buildings and indulge in retail therapy at superb shopping centres and independent boutiques.
Explore the region's charming country towns and quaint fishing villages where you can sample a mouthwatering selection of food and drink including freshly caught seafood, and find quality arts and crafts created by talented locals in independent galleries and shops.
Pay a visit to some of the oldest whisky distilleries in the world and, and follow the Coastal Trail for miles of breathtaking cliff-tops, spectacular sunsets, secluded coves, beaches and historic lighthouses.
Experience a vibrant array of events and festivals throughout the year that celebrate everything from the region’s seafaring heritage and unique dialect to internationally regarded arts festivals and centuries-old customs including the Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony and the Braemar Gathering.