Itineraries for Aberdeen City and Shire

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Find helpful and inspirational itineraries for Aberdeen City and Shire which provide ideas and suggestions on places and attractions to visit on the region's three superb tourist trails. See everything from crumbling fortresses to royal residences on the Castle Trail which takes in 17 of the region's most impressive castles, discover the magnificent north east coastline by following the Coastal Trail, and explore Royal Deeside with the Victorian Heritage Trail.

  • View of Balmoral Castle from the gardens
    Balmoral Castle
  • The Bullers of Buchan, a collapsed sea cave
    The Bullers of Buchan – an amazing collapsed sea cave that can be seen on the Coastal Trail
  • Looking across to Balmoral Castle from the south side
    Balmoral Castle
Balmoral Castle and the River Dee

Victorian Heritage Trail

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on this picturesque route through Royal Deeside.

A small image of Dunnottar Castle during the day

Coastal Trail

Discover Scotland's magnificent north east coastline on this 165 mile-long trail along the coast of Aberdeenshire.

Craigievar Castle

Scotland's Castle Trail

Follow Scotland’s dedicated trail to discover dramatic stories behind 17 of Aberdeenshire’s castles.

Looking over Aberdeen, Scotland's Granite City


Be sure to make the most out of your visit to Aberdeen by learning about the fantastic choice of things to see and do in this beautiful coastal city.