16 Things To See & Do In Aberdeenshire


Go 50 shades…

Known as ‘The Granite City’ Aberdeen’s buildings incorporate locally quarried grey granite, which can be many shades of grey in the changes of weather including sparkling like silver in the sunshine and darker intensities in the rain

Old Aberdeen

Located near to Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen is full of interesting buildings and museums, and the Brig o’ Balgownie which dates back to 1320! With King’s Collage dates back to 1495

Get a brew, dog

BrewDog is a famous brewery and pub chain which originates from Ellon, Aberdeen, you can visit and tour the brewery or pop into one of the two bars in the city. The staff are amazing and will help you chose the beer best suited to you, the best option is to try the beer flight, where you get to try out 4 of the beers, the food is also awesome!

Release your inner princess- or prince

Did you know Scotland has over 260 castles? And when it comes to castles, Aberdeenshire is the place you want to visit as there are more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK!

> Read more about our favourite castles here <

Tick off the NE250 tourist trail

By now everyone should have heard of the NC500, Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, but did you know there is a new Scottish Tourist Trail called the NE250 or North East 250, which is a (roughly) 250 mile circular drive through Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms, Speyside and along the coasts of the Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire

Visit The Coastal Towns & Villages

Along the coast during your NE250 road trip, be sure to stop at the coastal towns and villages along the way, Crovie and Gardenstown are two of the prettiest, but be sure to stop at the equally pretty Portsoy and taste their amazing ice-cream