Welcome to Aberdeenshire

Scotland's castle capital

Want to discover a region steeped in history and home to some of the most iconic heritage in Scotland? Then why not visit Aberdeenshire?

With over 300 castles including Balmoral Castle - part of the Royal Estate since 1848 - Aberdeenshire is an enchanting and magnificent place to visit. If you want to see as much of the castles as possible go on Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail which takes visitors to 17 of Scotland's most iconic castles.

Other historic attractions and points of interests in Aberdeenshire include the oldest granite cathedral in the world - St Machar's Cathedral; and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Arbuthnott Museum which both showcase exhibits on the region's rich maritime history. 

Overall Aberdeenshire is home to unspoilt countryside, stunning coastline and the vibrant city of Aberdeen. There are plenty of outdoor activity opportunities from some of the world's best salmon and trout fishing to skiing at the Glenshee Ski Centre. If you're planning on heading to Aberdeenshire on a walking holiday then there are hundreds footpaths going through mountains and beautiful countryside and coastline waiting to be discovered. 

So if you're thinking of heading Aberdeenshire on your next holiday then why not stay in a pub? Unlike hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts, pubs offer accommodation, food and drink, and entertainment all under one roof. With rising hotel prices, pubs offer a refreshing alternative to the usual holiday accommodation on offer. 

Rooms in pubs and inns in Aberdeenshire are individually style and fitted with facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, Freeview, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. With a range of rooms to suit a variety of budgets and needs you are sure to find your perfect pub. 

To start planning your perfect getaway to Aberdeenshire, please use the search below. To find out more about attractions and events in the region please visit our Things to Do section. 

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