Tourists visit Aberdeenshire as it is full of natural beauty and culture, making this mountainous region a great destination for a holiday or long weekend.
With over 300 castles including Balmoral Castle – part of the Royal Estate since 1848, Aberdeenshire is an enchanting and magnificent place to visit. Follow Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail to enjoy 17 of Scotland’s most iconic castles.
Other historic attractions and points of interests include the oldest granite cathedral in the world. There’s St Machar’s Cathedral and Museums, the Aberdeen Maritime and Arbuthnott, all showcasing exhibits on the region’s rich maritime history.
Aberdeenshire is home to unspoilt countryside, stunning coastline and the vibrant city of Aberdeen. There are plenty of outdoor activity opportunities from some of the world’s best salmon and trout fishing to skiing at the Glenshee Ski Centre. If you’re planning on heading to Aberdeenshire on a walking holiday, there are an abundance of footpaths through mountains, beautiful countryside and stunning coastline all waiting to be enjoyed. Choosing where to stay is made easy with our selection of boutique pub rooms dotted throughout the county.
To find out more of what there is to do when you visit Aberdeenshire, check out our Things To Do page.