Aberdeenshire
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

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Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

With rolling hills, open farmland and towering mountains in the west and sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs and panoramic skies in the east, Aberdeenshire has plenty of room for you to relax and breathe.

Located on the north-east coast of Scotland, Aberdeenshire is the area in and around Aberdeen city and stretches from the Banffshire coast in the north all the way around to St Cyrus National Nature Reserve in the east, featuring beautiful coastlines, pretty seaside towns, rugged cliffs and sandy bays. There are hundreds of attractions and hidden gems dotted across the region, including centuries-old distilleries, fantastic parklands and golf courses, ancient castles, sparkling rivers and more.

The Aberdeenshire coast is home to plenty of swooping seabirds and it's one of the best places in Scotland to spot dolphins - they play in the waters of Aberdeenshire harbour and all along the Banffshire coast. Huge salmon and trout are regularly caught on sparkling rivers, including the River Dee, River Don and River Deveron as well.

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Aberdeen

City
Sitting on Scotland’s north east coast, Aberdeen boasts unique architecture, a captivating history and a lively social scene.

Alford

Towns & Villages
Alford is a small country town happily nestled in rural Aberdeenshire with a peaceful and tranquil feel to it.

Ballater

Towns & Villages
Surrounded by glorious countryside Ballater is a picturesque Victorian village in the heart of Royal Deeside located in the Cairngorms National Park.

Banchory

Towns & Villages
The fine Scottish town of Banchory is located approximately 20 miles west of Aberdeen, adjacent to the magnificent River Dee.

Banff

Towns & Villages
A historic town on the north coast of Aberdeenshire, in the north-east of Scotland, Banff is a good centre for playing golf on the numerous courses in the area.

Braemar

Towns & Villages
Surrounded by the fine Grampian Mountains and woodland scenery, Braemar is a delightful village and a year round holiday playground.

Buckie

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

Fraserburgh

Towns & Villages
This major fishing port lies at the far north east corner of Aberdeenshire and is the biggest shellfish port in Europe and a busy commercial harbour.

Huntly

Towns & Villages
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.

Inverurie

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

Peterhead

Towns & Villages
Peterhead, in the far north-east of Scotland, is a busy fishing port...

Stonehaven

Towns & Villages
Stonehaven is a pretty harbour town south of Aberdeen, famous for its Hogmanay fireballs ceremony.

Aberdeen iCentre

VisitScotland iCentres
Aberdeen iCentre is conveniently located at 23 Union Street in the heart of the City.

Ballater iCentre

VisitScotland iCentres
On Monday 20th August 2018 Ballater iCentre moved back to the Old Royal Station following the completion of a major refurbishment project.

Travel in Aberdeenshire

How to Get to Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire is easily accessible by car, train, bus and plane so you'll be able to get here no matter where you are travelling from.

By Car

You can hire a car from several airports and major cities too. 

Aberdeen Airport Car Hire

Car Hire in Aberdeen:

By Train

There are various railway lines that travel to Aberdeen from various locations across the UK, and you can also get the train from Aberdeen to many other cities and towns in Scotland.

By Bus

If you'd rather let someone else take the wheel, sit back, relax and take in the scenic views as you travel to Aberdeenshire by bus. There are many frequent and affordable bus services that travel from various main cities to Aberdeen daily.

By Plane

Fly into Aberdeen International Airport from a number of destinations, or fly to Edinburgh Airport and journey up to Aberdeen by car, bus, or train. There are also several other airports in Scotland that you can choose to fly to, including Glasgow, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, and Dundee.

How to Get Around Abderdeenshire

Aberdeenshire is a fairly sizable region, so the best way to experience the most of the area is to travel around by car, so you can pick and choose where you want to go and when. But if you prefer not to drive, you can hire a bike, take the train mainly around the coast or catch a local bus.

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