The main street through Ballater, a village on the River Dee
The main street through Banchory, a small town on the River Dee
Gardenstown, a fishing village 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 Muse