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 Bothy ref: CC512077

Inverkeithny near Huntly, Aberdeenshire

£376-£23038

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3 star rating
The Bothy
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A charming bothy for two with wood burner and walled garden courtyard with beautiful views overlooking the River Deveron.
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    2
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Old Mill ref: 3526

Portsoy, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£353-£878

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3 star rating
This converted mill is in a peaceful location, ideal for exploring the local area.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill of Old Mains ref: 19328

Towie, near Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire

£558-£1397

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5 star rating
This rural property is the perfect retreat for that relaxing Scottish holiday.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Fasque Castle Cottages - Gardener’s Bothy ref: UKC2429

Fettercairn, near Laurencekirk , Aberdeenshire

£623-£1580

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5 star rating
Providing luxury accommodation, this spacious property boasts a large garden, up-to-date appliances and lies in a stunning setting surrounded by beautiful countryside.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Auchingoul Cottage ref: CC512076

Inverkeithny near Huntly, Aberdeenshire

£432-£23038

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4 star rating
A converted workers cottage with attractive high ceilings, sunny patio courtyard and 11 acres of shared grounds around the River Deveron to explore.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Scobach Lodge ref: 15819

Turriff, Aberdeenshire

£303-£699

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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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Westcliff ref: UK5571

Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£330-£650

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0 star rating
With beautiful views along the shore to the harbour in the fishing village of Whitehills, this cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing coastal escape.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumniall Cottage ref: UKC2431

Dinnet, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

£459-£904

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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
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Prospecthill House ref: UK5207

Whitehouse, near Alford, Aberdeenshire

£342-£783

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3 star rating
Nestled on the Whitehouse Estate, on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, this property boasts a shared 800-acre grounds for guests to explore and enjoy.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Queens Court - No 22 ref: UK5345

Inchmarlo, near Banchory, Aberdeenshire

£388-£921

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3 star rating
Situated on the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, this spacious two bedroomed apartment is on first floor level with balcony for enjoying the views.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Weavers Cottage ref: 24878

Crovie, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£289-£676

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4 star rating
This cosy cottage is situated on the coast, making it perfect for that romantic retreat.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Croiscrag Cottage ref: W41610

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

£303-£657

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4 star rating
This single-storey annexe is close to the River Dee, ideal for a spot of salmon fishing.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Crovie ref: 26036

Crovie, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

£333-£797

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3 star rating
This cottage has spectacular views towards the sea with a secluded feel, perfect for that peaceful break.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fasque Castle Cottages - Garden Rooms ref: UKC2426

Fettercairn, near Laurencekirk , Aberdeenshire

£426-£1041

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0 star rating
Enjoy a romantic break at this stunning detached cottage, which lies on a 400-acre estate with beautiful grounds to explore.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Sgairbh Chladach ref: UK5366

Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

£255-£503

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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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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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