Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam


Located on the north-east coast of Scotland, Aberdeenshire is the area around Aberdeen city. It 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. It also has some incredible mountains and farmland as it runs towards the Cairngorms National Park.

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How to travel to and around 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, and while you here it's easy to travel around.

Getting to

Bus and coach

The city of Aberdeen is the main travel hub for Aberdeenshire. There are many frequent and affordable bus services that travel from various main cities to Aberdeen daily.




Getting around


You can hire bikes at various locations across Aberdeenshire:

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Vehicle hire



A tip from your local expert

Aberdeen Maritime Museum exterior photograph

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a fascinating, fully accessible museum charting Aberdeen's rich maritime heritage. From the earliest trading days, fishing and shipbuilding to the discovery of North Sea oil and gas and into the realm of global energy - there's so much to discover!


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