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© Balmoral Estate Castle Country

Nowhere else in Scotland has such a rich array of castles, from medieval fortresses to richly ornamented tower houses. The ‘Castle Trail’, well signposted and with its own leaflet, will help you discover some of the best.

Castles & Stately Homes in Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands

© Copyright Fraserburgh Golf Club Best Golf Courses »

One of the finest areas in Scotland for golf, Aberdeenshire has many superb links and parkland courses.

St Cyrus Beach © Copyright David Hayes Coastal Trail »

From St Cyrus on the edge of Grampian, via the turning point at Kinnaird Head and on to Findhorn on the Moray coast, the coastline of this area runs for more than 150 miles.

Walking & Climbing

From Lochnagar and the old paths across the Mounth, to the gentler slopes of Bennachie, upland Grampian has excellent walking. Don’t overlook the coastal options, with some rugged walks, notably on the shores of the Moray Firth.

Walks in Aberdeenshire
Walks in Moray and Nairn
Walks in Cairngorms

© Copyright Haddo Trout Fishery Fishing in Aberdeenshire »

Host to three important salmon and sea trout rivers, the Dee, Don and Deveron, Aberdeenshire offers some classic game fishing opportunities. Sea angling is also good along its rich and varied coastline.

Eating Out »

Aberdeen is a well-off city with many business-orientated hotels. This is reflected in a good range of sophisticated restaurants.

Eating out in Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands

Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen’s most famous landmark is the crown-spire of King’s College Chapel, the centre of the campus of Aberdeen University. Cobbled streets, ivy-clad academic buildings and little town-houses all add to the atmosphere.

Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve  © Copyright David Hayes Wildlife of Aberdeenshire »

The sandy beaches, shingle strands and cliffs that flank the coastal fringe of this huge area have excellent wildlife-watching opportunities.

© Copyright Ace Adventure Adventure »

A real Scotland adventure in stunning scenery can take many forms. It may well involve water – everything from gentle canoeing to the adrenalin rush of white water rafting!

Museums and Galleries in Scotland »

Scotland’s oldest public Museum is the Hunterian in Glasgow, though only one of a large number of civic museums in Scotland.

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