With its sweeping beaches and coastal cliffs fronting the North Sea, the county of Aberdeenshire on the east coast of Scotland has rolling hills and towering mountains as its backbone to the west. Open and spacious, this is the ideal place to unwind and relax. It is rich in History and Heritage and is known as Scotland’s Castle Country. It’s about a 2.5 – 3 hr drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow depending on which part of Aberdeenshire you are visiting.
Why Visit Aberdeenshire?
There is so much to do here – 33 castles to seek out and admire, five whisky distilleries to enjoy, over 50 golf courses to choose from and five ski resorts to test your ski and snow-boarding skills.
If you like the hustle and bustle of a city then you can base yourself in Aberdeen itself. Other areas we would recommend are Ballater, Banchory or Breamar in Royal Deeside, Stonehaven, Huntly, Inverurie and Elgin. If it’s Skiing you’re after then Glenshee near Ballater is the place to be. Aberdeenshire is also the eastern gateway to the Cairngorms. If you plan to spend Hogmanay in Scotland thenStonehaven’s famous Hogmanay celebrations is well worth experiencing.