Uncover a dramatic past by visiting the 17 castles which are part of Scotland’s Castle Trail. You’ll find everything from striking clifftop ruins to grand fortresses and royal residences.
Get active with a wide range of leisure activities such as hillwalking, sea kayaking and skiing. Enjoy a round of golf at over 50 courses, fish in great salmon rivers or abseil down striking cliffs.
In the city of Aberdeen you can discover attractions on the region’s history and culture, as well as beautiful parks and gardens and a superb beach just a short walk from the city centre. The city boasts fantastic museums, galleries, bars and restaurants, and offers great shopping in centres and the main city streets.
Beautiful Aberdeenshire has ancient castles, idyllic towns and villages and a stunning countryside, which is home to a variety of wildlife. Discover 165 miles of clifftops, coves and beaches and explore the traditional fishing villages. Along the Banffshire coast, look out for the world’s most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins.
With delicious local produce, a variety of sightseeing tours, and a huge selection of events and festivals, Aberdeen City and Shire is an ideal destination for a holiday, whatever the season.