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  • The main street through Ballater, a village on the River Dee
    The main street through Ballater, a village on the River Dee
  • The main street through Banchory, a small town on the River Dee
    The main street through Banchory, a small town on the River Dee
  • Fraserburgh Harbour
    Fraserburgh Harbour
  • Gardenstown, a fishing village in Aberdeenshire
    Gardenstown, a fishing village in Aberdeenshire
  • The harbour at Stonehaven, a coastal town in Aberdeenshire
    The harbour at Stonehaven, a coastal town in Aberdeenshire

Explore the many charming towns and villages of Aberdeen City and Shire. From quaint fishing villages scattered along the dramatic coast to sleepy towns located in the heart of Royal Deeside, each one possesses its own unique character, history and attractions.

Visit the lovely towns and villages of Royal Deeside where the British monarchy has spent its summer holidays since the reign of Queen Victoria. The village of Ballater is situated just outside the Royal Family’s Highland retreat of Balmoral Castle and many of its shops bear Royal Warrants signifying them as suppliers of the Her Majesty.

The nearby village of Crathie is home to Crathie Kirk where they occasionally attend Sunday Services, while Banchory is another equally delightful Victorian town located a short distance from the romantic Crathes Castle.

Other attractive seaside towns and villages worth a visit include Fraserburgh, home of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, the major fishing port of Peterhead, the idyllic Curden Bay and Stonehaven, famed throughout the world for its spectacular Fireball Ceremony.

The Banffshire Coast is dotted with tiny villages nestled between the sea and cliffs. Discover places like Gardenstown, Crovie and Pennan, the latter famous for appearing in the classic film Local Hero. Continue further along the rugged coastline and you’ll eventually arrive at Portsoy with its 17th century harbour.

Don’t forget the region’s historic market towns like Huntly, Oldmeldrum and Turriff. Here you’ll find centuries-old distilleries, fairytale castles, bustling farmers’ markets and independent shops.

Look through the listings and learn more about towns and villages in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Maryculter

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    Maryculter

    Maryculter is a small village situated in the Lower Deeside at the entrance to Royal Deeside.

  2. St Cyrus / Johnshaven

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    St Cyrus

    St Cyrus and Johnshaven are two villages on the rocky east Aberdeenshire coast between Montrose and Inverbervie.

  3. Inverurie

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    Inverurie

    Inverurie, a prosperous Aberdeenshire town situated in the valley of River Don, is a good base for touring castles of the area.

  4. Buckie

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    Buckie

    Once a thriving fishing and shipbuilding port, today Buckie is a small fishing town on the Moray cost with great scenery and wildlife.

  5. Huntly

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    Huntly

    Situated on the edge of the popular Speyside whisky trail, the town of Huntly provides a great base for exploring the attractions in the surrounding area.

  6. Auchenblae

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    Auchenblae

    The village of Auchenblae is situated in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire around 12 miles south west of Stonehaven.

  7. Oldmeldrum

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    Oldmeldrum

    Oldmeldrum is a small town north east of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.

  8. Portsoy

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    Portsoy

    Lying on the Moray coast between Cullen and Banff, Portsoy is a quite charming port village.

  9. Rosehearty

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    Rosehearty

    Located on the Moray Firth coast four miles west of the town of Fraserburgh, Rosehearty is a small fishing town in the north of Aberdeenshire

  10. Newmachar

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    Newmachar

    Newmachar village sits in the north east of Scotland 10 miles from Aberdeen.

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