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.

Purple Windows ref: UK5431

Pennan, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£264-£687

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4 star rating
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Just 50 yards from the beach and with sea views, your holiday in Aberdeenshire can be as busy or restful as you’d like.
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    2
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Sgairbh Chladach ref: UK5366

Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£231-£514

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3 star rating
Just a few yards from the sea and a couple of miles from Banff, there’s lots for the active holidaymaker to do in this area of north east Scotland.
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Serendipity ref: UK5461

Strachan, near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£388-£1200

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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.
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    3
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    2
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Ford Cottage ref: UK5206

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£602-£1447

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this beautiful cottage is an ideal family retreat.
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    9
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    4
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    3
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The Cornmill ref: CC512042

Auchleven near Insch, Aberdeenshire

£411-£874

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4 star rating
Lovingly restored old stone mill originally built 150 years ago retaining a wealth of original features.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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Number 10 ref: W41840

Crovie, near Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

£389-£733

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3 star rating
With sea views from the patio, this cosy cottage is perfect for that coastal holiday with the family.
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Witch Hill ref: UK5451

Newburgh, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire

£487-£1299

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4 star rating
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Ideal for exploring the port city of Aberdeen and Royal Deeside with its splendid castles, National Trust properties and distilleries.
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    4
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    3
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The Hobbit ref: CC512078

Cairnbulg near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

£341-£775

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4 star rating
This period, detached property is a fantastic choice for those wishing to explore the beautiful coastline around Fraserburgh. The beach is just 200 yards away!
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The Aul’ Bank ref: S26

Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£351-£758

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4 star rating
Converted from a local bank, this property is ideally located for a peaceful break in Aberdeenshire.
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    1
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Crovie Cottage ref: CC512064

Crovie, Gardenstown, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£292-£759

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4 star rating
Perched on a narrow ledge in the unique preservation village of Crovie at the base of the Gamrie Bay cliffs
 
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Woodside Bothy ref: 29274

New Deer, near Turriff, Aberdeenshire

£231-£635

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4 star rating
This converted cottage, complete with an open fire, is in a rural setting and offers lovely views across the pastures.
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    2
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    1
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4 Lighthouse Cottage ref: 31152

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£734-£1049

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4 star rating
This ground floor cottage is set in a location full of architectural and historical interest, what will you discover?
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    2
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    1
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Harbour View ref: CC512014

Gardenstown, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

£349-£679

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4 star rating
Perched on the hillside and overlooking the picturesque harbour with stunning seascape beyond.
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    1
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The Steadings at Mains of Tolquhon - The Coach House ref: W42796

Tarves, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire

£352-£955

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4 star rating
The Coach House is located next to Tolquhon Gallery and Castle, perfect for that family holiday.
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    3
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    3
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Meall Darroch ref: 10970

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

£274-£682

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3 star rating
Set on the banks of the River Dee, this detached property is in a peaceful location and is complete with an inviting open fire.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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