Scotland Travel Blog

Aberdeenshire. Some of the largest towns in the area are Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Stonehaven, Ellon, Inverurie, Portlethen, Banchory, Westhill, Huntly and Turriff.

Where to Stay

Visit our Accommodation guides  including our guide on Aberdeen Hotels for the best places to stay.

Places to eat out

Where are the best places to Shop

Attractions to visit in Aberdeenshire

There are  many great attractions worth visiting if you are in the area. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Balmoral Castle – The summer residence of the Royal Family, located in Royal Deeside. Visitors can explore the castle and its grounds from April to July each year.

Dunnottar Castle – A ruined cliff-top fortress near Stonehaven, Dunnottar Castle is one of Scotland’s most iconic castles, and its history dates back to the 7th century.

Crathes Castle – A stunning 16th-century castle located near Banchory. Visitors can explore the castle and its beautiful gardens, which are famous for their historic yew hedges.

Glenlivet Distillery – One of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, Glenlivet offers guided tours that include tastings of their world-renowned whisky.

The Cairngorms National Park – The largest national park in the UK, the Cairngorms offer stunning scenery, wildlife, and outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.

Stonehaven Harbour – A picturesque fishing village with a picturesque harbour, Stonehaven is famous for its fresh seafood and the Stonehaven Fireballs ceremony, held on New Year’s Eve.

The Fyvie Castle – A 13th-century castle located near Turriff, Fyvie Castle is renowned for its extensive art collection and beautiful gardens.

Macduff Marine Aquarium – Located in the coastal town of Macduff, the aquarium is home to a variety of marine life, including seals, sharks, and rays.

Haddo House – An impressive 18th-century stately home near Ellon, Haddo House offers visitors guided tours of the house and gardens, as well as a range of events throughout the year.

Castle Fraser – A stunning 15th-century castle located near Inverurie. Visitors can explore the castle and its beautiful gardens, and enjoy events and activities throughout the year.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum – A museum located in Aberdeen that tells the story of the famous Scottish regiment, the Gordon Highlanders.

The Linn of Dee – A stunning waterfall and natural beauty spot located in the Cairngorms National Park. It’s a popular spot for hiking and wildlife watching.

The Tolbooth Museum – A museum located in Stonehaven that tells the story of the town’s history and features exhibits on local maritime history and the Stonehaven Tolbooth, a historic building that was once used as a jail.

Ballindalloch Castle – A beautiful 16th-century castle located near Glenlivet. Visitors can explore the castle, its gardens, and the surrounding estate.

Duff House – An elegant 18th-century mansion located in Banff. Visitors can explore the house and its art collection, which includes works by Gainsborough and Reynolds.

The Falls of Feugh – A beautiful waterfall and popular beauty spot located near Banchory. It’s a great spot for a picnic or a scenic walk.

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