Aberdeenshire is rich in History and Heritage, with over 300 castles in the area it’s 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. Situated 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 of places to stay in Aberdeenshire so let us guide you through everything you would need to know when booking a holiday in Aberdeenshire.
Where in Aberdeenshire should we stay?
There are plenty of choices when it comes to places to stay in Aberdeenshire, if you like the hustle and bustle of a city then you can base yourself in Aberdeen itself. There are plenty of Hotels and BnBs available for you to choose from. Other areas we would recommend are Ballater, Banchory or Braemar in Royal Deeside, Stonehaven, Cairngorms if you like to ski particularly, Huntly, Inverurie, Elgin.
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 prefer, especially in the summer months. What type of accommodation should I choose for my Aberdeenshire trip?
Camping & Campsites in Aberdeenshire
There are campsites throughout Aberdeenshire but you would be advised to book ahead as some of them fill up quickly in high season and most are closed over the winter.
When is the best time to visit Aberdeenshire?
Aberdeenshire is great all year round if you don’t mind the weather. The warmer months of late May to August are the warmest and most popular however. Scottish weather can be very unpredictable, for a guide please check our month to month weather guide of Scotland. If it’s Skiing you’re after then you should choose the coldest months of course and keep an eye on the snow forecasts. Another good time would be Hogmanay if you want to experience Stonehaven’s famous Hogmanay celebrations.
What’s there to see in Aberdeenshire?
There are so many things to see and do when staying in Aberdeenshire, from castle hunting to spotting puffins we will detail some of the must-sees below. Visit our Aberdeenshire Attractions page to find out more. Be sure to also check out our Scotland itinerary planner to help plan your trip. Or check out our Aberdeen Itinerary.