Things To Do In the Area

Making the most of your visit

Whatever your interests are there is something in the North East of Scotland for you. From romantic castles to prestigious golf courses, seaside villages to hill walking and everything in between.

ON THE HERITAGE TRAIL

There are 70 castles in Aberdeenshire — more per acre than anywhere else in the UK! — and many more fine historic houses and other buildings.

GOLFING IN THE NORTH EAST

The coast and countryside of north-east Scotland offers almost limitless possibilities for getting off the beaten track, getting active, and delving deeper into the area’s heritage. The area also offers some of the best golf courses in the world and Aikenshill provides the ideal location for any keen golfer.

FISHING

The north-east of Scotland is famed for its fishing, with the river Dee being a magnet for keen salmon anglers, along with the Don.

EXPLORING THE AREA

THE COAST – The Bullers of Buchan is a collapsed sea cave forming an almost circular chasm above cliffs which are home to many seabird species including puffins.

INLAND – Head for Aden Country Park, near Mintlaw, which includes the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, a restaurant, and a craft shop, or explore the hands-on exhibits at Archeolink Pre-history Park

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen attracts quality drama and musical productions to its theatres, including the flagship His Majesty’s, the Music Hall, and the Lemon Tree.