Welcome to Aberdeenshire
From granite city to magnificent coast....
Discover a land where majestic landscapes meet the sea and the flourishing Granite City of Aberdeen boasts beautiful architecture and cultural gems. Aberdeenshire is much loved by the Royal Family and has a rich maritime heritage offering lively events and a selection of thrilling activities.
With its rolling countryside, cosmopolitan city and stunning coastline you can explore ancient castles, the Cairngorms National Park and sample fine whiskies in historic distilleries, tee off on more than 50 outstanding golf courses and fish on Rivers such as The Deveron. Aberdeenshire boasts both a Castle Trail with Disney Pixar like cliff top ruins, imposing fortresses with tales of gruesome battles and a magnificent coastal trail - 165 miles of dramatic cliffs, secluded coves and beaches, picturesque towns and fantastic nature reserves.
From snowboarding at The Lecht and Glenshee to surfing coastal waves in some of the best conditions there is plenty of choice for activities. Walkers can enjoy the low level walks in the forests or tackle the Munros and Corbetts at higher level. Anglers will love the world famous rivers such as The Dee and The Don.
Aberdeenshire has excellent transport links. As well as the direct road routes there are wonderful scenic options. The frequent trains take around two and a half hours to Edinburgh or Glasgow and there are ferry routes to Orkney and Shetland. Aberdeen Airport has scheduled flights to over 30 UK airports and international cities. The region's fertile farmland yields a wonderful variety of fruit and vegetables, fresh fish are caught from the local rivers and quality lamb, venison and beef are readily available. Salmon & trout from the rivers are served fresh or smoked to produce distinctive flavours. Lobster, crab and lemon sole are landed at the ports and Aberdeen Angus beef is renowned the world over.