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.

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Aberdeen

City
The Granite City of Aberdeen is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city with an international population and a booming oil industry.

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 the glorious countryside Ballater is a picturesque Victorian village in the heart of Royal Deeside located in the Cairngorm 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
With the numerous golf courses in the area, a coastal town of Banff offers great golf playing facilities and wealth of history.

Braemar

Towns & Villages
Surrounded by the fine Grampian Mountains and woodland scenery, Braemar is a delightful village and a year round holiday playground. The peaceful countryside, nearby castles and whisky distilleries make it ideal place for a break.

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 Information Centres
Aberdeen iCentre is conveniently located at 23 Union Street in the heart of the City.

Ballater iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Ballater iCentre is currently in a temporary location within the Cairngorms National Park Authority office, Albert Memorial Hall.

Banff iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Banff Information Centre is situated in St Mary's car park in the centre of Banff, we are in Collie Lodge which was the original north entrance to Duff house built in 1836. We are a seasonal Information Centre open from 10am - 5pm.

Braemar iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
The VisitScotland iCentre in Braemar is situated in the centre of the village, with plenty of parking close by. Our friendly staff can help you make the most out of your visit to Braemar and Scotland.

Fraserburgh iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Fraserburgh iCentre is situated on the north east tip of Aberdeenshire within the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird head. We have extensive free car parking.

Huntly iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Huntly iCentre is located in The Square next to Huntly's bus interchange.

Stonehaven iCentre

VisitScotland Information Centres
Stonehaven iCentre is situated on Allardice Street, the main road of Stonehaven. We are a seasonal office open from April to the end of October.

Travel in Aberdeen City & Shire

Fly into Aberdeen International Airport from a number of destinations, or take the train up the north east rail line. It's easy to drive up the main motorways or take a coach from a number of UK destinations.

Once you're here you can hire a car or bike, take the train mainly around the coast or catch a local bus.

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