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.

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

Tarves, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire

£259-£712

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The Steadings at Mains of Tolquhon - The Stables
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This single-storey property is in a peaceful location, yet just an hour’s drive from Aberdeen.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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1 Lighthouse Cottage ref: 31151

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£864-£1124

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4 star rating
Once the original lighthouse keeper’s cottage, this is truly a unique property full of charm and character.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mar Lodge Estate - Bynack ref: 30458

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£0-£2949

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    17
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Scobach Lodge ref: 15819

Turriff, Aberdeenshire

£247-£669

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4 star rating
Just 3 miles from Turriff and 10 miles from Duff House, this relaxing setting is great for a get away from it all holiday.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ford Cottage ref: UK5206

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£639-£1420

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this beautiful cottage is an ideal family retreat.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Woodside ref: CC512063

Boyndie, Banff, Aberdeenshire

£288-£679

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3 star rating
Spacious detached single storey cottage for 4 nestled in open countryside with lovely views across the sea.
 
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Thornton Cottage ref: SPPR

Drumoak, Aberdeenshire

£431-£996

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4 star rating
With the Cairngorm National Park and Aberdeen close by, there really is something for everyone at this property.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumniall Cottage ref: UKC2431

Dinnet, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

£459-£879

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4 star rating
This 19th century cottage is in a great location from which to explore the surrounding scenery, with lochs, forests and mountains all nearby.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Serendipity ref: UK5461

Strachan, near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£489-£1024

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4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the area on foot or by bike, relax in your very own hot tub and enjoy the views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Deer Park Cottage ref: CC512081

Finzean near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£0-£1014

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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
  • Changeover
    SUN

Fasque Castle Cottages - Garden Rooms ref: UKC2426

Fettercairn, near Laurencekirk , Aberdeenshire

£428-£928

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Enjoy a romantic break at this stunning detached cottage, which lies on a 400-acre estate with beautiful grounds to explore.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mar Lodge Estate - Dalvorar ref: 30759

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£0-£957

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This first floor apartment is situated within the Mar Lodge Estate, with plenty of wildlife and walks nearby to explore.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seaview Cottage ref: CC512053

Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire

£425-£739

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4 star rating
Refurbished fisherman’s cottage with sea views in Sandhaven only 1.5 miles from the vibrant seaside town of Fraserburgh.
 
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Burnside Cottage ref: UK5584

Portsoy, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£383-£1044

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4 star rating
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Close to the harbour, this south-facing cottage has a wonderful, mature garden and is well placed to explore the Moray coastline.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Woodland Retreat ref: CC512072

Inverkeithny near Huntly, Aberdeenshire

£544-£881

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4 star rating
Wake up to the sound of birds singing and the river running by from this lovely Finnish log cabin.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT