Between the rolling hills and mountains in the west and the cliffs and shores of the east, Aberdeen City and Shire has family activities, plenty of wildlife and a bustling modern Granite City.

Beside the sea

Stretching from the north of this region by the Moray Firth all the way around to the east to St Cyrus, there's a beautiful coastline full of cliffs and beaches. It's one of the best places to spot wildlife, including seabirds and dolphins.

Amongst the hills

Don't miss Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park - full of peaks and deep glens, it includes waterfalls and other natural wonders. Look out for red deer, golden eagles and red squirrels.

The Granite City

It's a striking city that dazzles when the sun hits the granite buildings and sandy beach. Whether you're after a shopping trip, a weekend of art and culture, or just want to explore great attractions, Aberdeen has entertainment in abundance.