Aberdeenshire

Pretty villages, coastal trails and fantastic cycle routes...

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Symbister Suite ref: B4267

Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

£338-£898
4 star rating
Symbister Suite
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Delgatie Castle sits peacefully amid fields and forests, on a large country estate
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Ashlyn ref: 15818

Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£280-£637
3 star rating
Ashlyn is located on the Moray Firth, and this is a wonderful place for families, its famous for small fishing boats, dolphin colony and boating marina.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Deer Park Cottage ref: CC512081

Finzean near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£739-£1014
4 star rating
An attractive cottage, in a secluded spot on the Finzean Estate. Enjoy the on site farm shop or take a wildlife safari!
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SUN

Number 10 ref: W41840

Crovie, near Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

£389-£742
3 star rating
With sea views from the patio, this cosy cottage is perfect for that coastal holiday with the family.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Snipie’s Bothy ref: 30924

Insch, Aberdeenshire

£434-£630
4 star rating
Enjoy a rural location at this charming holiday cottage, with direct access to country walks and surrounded by woodland.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Horsechestnut Cottage ref: 14027

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£414-£1254
4 star rating
In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, close to Balmoral, this is an ideal property for that relaxing Scottish holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mill of Old Mains ref: 19328

Towie, near Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire

£530-£1357
5 star rating
This rural property is the perfect retreat for that relaxing Scottish holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mohr View ref: UK5240

Gardenstown, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£378-£899
4 star rating
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Boasting beautiful sea views, this property is the perfect location for guests looking to relax and unwind, or equally explore the extent of this magnificent location.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Skene House Cottage ref: 29020

Westhill, near Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£312-£805
4 star rating
This castle annexe makes a perfect property for that romantic break, and is complete with a 4 poster bed.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mar House ref: UWR

Inverey, Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£682-£1592
4 star rating
In a secluded position yet within easy reach of many attractions, this property is a great base for a family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
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Queen’s Court - No 22 ref: UK5345

Inchmarlo, near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£383-£950
0 star rating
New!
Situated on the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, this spacious two bedroomed apartment is on first floor level with balcony for enjoying the views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Steadings at Mains of Tolquhon - The Stables ref: W42795

Tarves, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire

£313-£700
4 star rating
This single-storey property is in a peaceful location, yet just an hour’s drive from Aberdeen.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crovie Cottage ref: CC512064

Crovie, Gardenstown, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£292-£759
0 star rating
Perched on a narrow ledge in the unique preservation village of Crovie at the base of the Gamrie Bay cliffs
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Viewington Cottage ref: CC512050

Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire

£340-£624
4 star rating
Charming Victorian terraced cottage for 4 close to the centre of Ballater in the heart of Royal Deeside
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaview Cottage ref: CC512053

Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire

£414-£739
4 star rating
Refurbished fisherman’s cottage with sea views in Sandhaven only 1.5 miles from the vibrant seaside town of Fraserburgh.
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT