Attractions & Activities

    Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire pride themselves on having an endless list of attractions and activities not only for visitors to the area but also to its residents. These are just a handful of the many attractions and activities that you can discover.

Castles in Aberdeenshire

    How do you like your castles? A Dracula spectacular, fairy-tale sweet, ruined Royal or romantic, perhaps? Or maybe on the edge of towns or hidden in the middle of a creepy forest each with its own green, grey or white ladies as resident ghosts?

• Dunnottar Castle
• Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate
• Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
• Balmoral Castle

• Castle Fraser
• Fyvie Castle, Garden & Estate

Whisky Distilleries in Aberdeenshire

    Why not get into the ‘spirit’ of Scotland’s ancient art of whisky production by visiting some of our world famous distilleries where the water of life has been lovingly crafted by generations of skilled and passionate craftsmen?

• Glenfiddich Distillery
• Glen Grant Distillery & Woodland Garden
• The Glenlivet Distillery
• Glen Moray Distillery

• Aberlour Distillery
• Glen Garioch Distillery

Golf Courses in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

    We’re also very proud of our place on the golfing map. We tend to forget the bit about Jean van de Veldes’ triple bogie and taking his shoes and socks off to go paddling in the burn in the play off at Carnoustie.

• Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
• Trump International Golf Links
• Cruden Bay Golf Club

• Murcar Links Golf Club
• Fraserburgh Golf Club
• Newmachar Golf Club

Places of Interest in Aberdeen

    The history of Aberdeen has always been a tale of two cities, whose modern role as Scotland’s engine room fuelled by North Sea oil sits comfortably with its medieval past.

• Marischal College
• Aberdeen Town House
• Aberdeen Maritime Museum

• Brig O' Balgownie
• The Royal Deeside Railway
• Aberdeen Beach and Queen's Links

Parks & Gardens in Aberdeen

    It may be nicknamed the ‘Granite City’ but over a quarter of the land in Aberdeen consists of open space, including parks and gardens.

• Duthie Park and David Welch Winter Gardens
• Hazlehead Park
• Seaton Park
• Johnston Gardens

• Victoria Park
• Pitmedden Garden

Nature & Wildlife in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

    Aberdeenshire is inundated with Nature Reserves, one of the most popular is Glen Tanar Natural Nature Reserve. Situated in a beautiful glen at the heart of Royal Deeside, a darting red squirrel or an acrobatic Scottish crossbill might be above your head as you wander through ancient trees or, from the banks of the rushing river, you might see the silvery flash of a salmon powering upstream.

• Dolphin Watch
• Huntly Falconry Centre
• Haddo Country Park
• Longhaven Cliffs Reserve

• Mar Lodge Estate
• Scolty Forest

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