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.
Map of Aberdeenshire
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.
Bus and coach
Aberdeen’s railway station, right in the heart of the city, has frequent fast and reliable services to and from major cities.
LNER trains run along the east coast from cities such as Edinburgh, York, Newcastle and London.
Scotrail provides an express rail service direct to Aberdeen from many major cities.
Aberdeen can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper.
Fly into Aberdeen International Airport from a number of destinations.
The region is well connected globally with daily flights to all major airports including London Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam. The international airport also has many direct routes to most UK cities as well as many key European destinations.
Or fly to one of Scotland's airports and journey up to Aberdeen by bus, or train.
Bus and coach
There are several car hire companies operating in Aberdeenshire.
Want to relax and let someone else drive?
Book a tour and hear from a knowledgeable local tour guide as they highlight points of interest, stop off at the best hidden gems and visit the iconic landmarks you’ve heard all about.
There are several taxi companies operating in Aberdeenshire.
A tip from your local expert
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!
Assistant iCentre Manager, Aberdeen
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