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Archive for Jun 21, 2019

Some holiday ideas…

  A taste of summer, made in Aberdeenshire
☀️ Today is officially the first day of summer ☀️      
165 miles of outstanding coastline, majestic mountain ranges in the Cairngroms National Park, world-famous castles fit for a Queen, city sightseeing with its own vibrant culture and the chance to sample our famous local produce. Check out these top 10 things to do in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire   What to do »  
  Venture into the great outdoors 📍 Braemar   Fresh crisp air with views for miles; are you ready to venture into our great outdoors? Bag Munros in the Cairngorms National Park, hike through mountain passes, cycle the open road, surf North Sea waves and fish on snow-fed rivers.   Find out more »    
Find your own fairy-tale 📍 Craigievar Castle   Once home to 263 castles, Aberdeenshire is now home to Scotland’s Castle Trail. Chose from fairy-tales castles (this pink one is said to have inspired Disney himself), castles with Royal importance, ancient ruins and impressive manor houses.   Find out more »  
  Visit fishing villages 📍 Pennan   Discover a string of picture-perfect historic fishing villages along the Aberdeenshire coast including Portsoy (where scenes for Whisky Galore were filmed), Crovie (no shops, no phone signal and incredibly – no roads!) and Pennan (made famous by Local Hero – look out for that red phone box).   Find out more »
  Find film famous locations 📍 Strathdon   Find out more about film famous locations as our magical castles, immense mountainous landscapes and quaint fishing villages have inspired world-famous story tellers and film makers – most recently, Strathdon featured in Mary Queen of Scots!   Find out more »
    Go city sightseeing 📍 Marischal College   Aberdeen is known as the sparkling Granite City and it’s easy to see why – it’s even home to the world’s largest grey granite building, Marischal College. And close to the working harbour – where ships dock next to the high street – you might even spot urban dolphins!   Find out more »  
  Explore an old town 📍 Old Aberdeen   Whilst you’re exploring the city make sure to visit Aberdeen’s oldest settlement, Old Aberdeen, with it’s cobbled roads and 14th century St Machar’s Cathedral and impressive Kings College. Fittie, at the end of Aberdeen beach, is a quirky residential fishing quarter!   Find out more »    
Attend famous Highland Games 📍 Braemar Gathering   Arguably the most famous event in Aberdeenshire is the Braemar Gathering attended each year by the Royal Family (usually the Queen herself). There’s even a summer packed full of Highland Games, festivals and events throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.    Find out more »    
Discover Royal connections 📍 Balmoral Castle   Royal Deeside is synonymous with the Royal Family – after all the summer holiday home, Balmoral Castle, is here in Aberdeenshire. Queen Victoria said of Royal Deeside “all seemed to breathe freedom and peace” and Balmoral is where the current Queen is said to be at her happiest.   Find out more »  
  Taste local food 📍 Mackie’s 19.2   Sample world-famous seafood fresh from our shores (The Bay Fish & Chip Shop was ranked no.31 in Lonely Planet’s top 500 food experiences in 2018) and of course, try Aberdeen Angus Beef in our restaurants too! And don’t forget to leave room for dessert at Mackie’s very first ice cream parlour in Aberdeen city centre!   Find out more »    
Try traditions, or revolutions 📍 BrewDog   And after a busy day exploring, enjoy one of our finest local spirits or craft beers. Enjoy a wee dram at one of our eight whisky distilleries (fans say you can taste the sea in Glenglassaugh) or try revolutionary craft beer, BrewDog at its home in Aberdeenshire.   Find out more »    
Plan your trip 📍 Insch   Like the sound of a summer made in Aberdeenshire? Use our ‘Inspire Me’ tool to help start planning your trip – tell us your interests, search the results and save your favourites to build your personal ‘My ABDN’ itinerary. Don’t forget you can save money on your trip with exclusive deals and offers.   Start planning now »  
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