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?
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?
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.
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.