Aberdeenshire is rich in History and Heritage, with over 300 castles in the area its no surprise it’s known as Scotland’s Castle Country. Add to that whisky distilleries and over 50 golf courses, there is something for everyone.

Situation around a three hour drive from both Glasgow and Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire is a must see when visiting Scotland.

There are plenty places to stay in Aberdeenshire so let us guide you through everything you would need to know when booking a holiday in Aberdeenshire.

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What’s there to see in Aberdeenshire?

There are so may thing to see and do when staying in Aberdeenshire, from castle hunting to spotting puffins we will detail some of the must sees below.  Be sure to check out our Scotland itinerary planner to help plan your trip. Or check out our Aberdeen Itinerary

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When is the best time to visit Aberdeenshire?

Aberdeen is great all year round, the busy periods are between May and August, which is also the warmest time of the year.  Scottish weather can be very unpredictable, for a guide please check our month to month weather guide of Scotland.

Should I book my trip to Aberdeenshire early

Yes, we would recommend you book your Aberdeenshire Holiday as early as possible to avoid any disappointment in not getting the accommodation you desire, especially in the Summer months Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can be very busy so we would suggest booking your accommodation many months in advance.

Where in Aberdeenshire should we stay?

There are plenty of choices when it comes to places to Stay in Aberdeenshire, if you like the hussle and bussle of a city then you can base yourself in Aberdeen.  There are plenty of Hotels and BnB’s available for you to choose from.

Other areas we would recommend are Stonehaven, Royal Deeside, Huntly, Inverurie, Elgin.

Where to book accommodation in Aberdeenshire

Check out the Aberdeenshire Accommodation Page to find your dream place to spend your time when your in the area.

Our Recommendations

The Invergarry

Invergarry Aberdeen
Invergarry Aberdeen

The Invergarry is a luxury 5 star getaway for couples to relax and enjoy time together.

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Douneside House

Douneside House offers a truly luxurious hotel stay within the grounds of the MacRobert Estate in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Highlands.

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