Explore craggy cliffs, ancient castles, and wild moors in Aberdeenshire. Situated in the north-east coast of Scotland, this glorious area is rich in stunning coastlines and beautiful stretches of rolling land.
You’ll have no end of unique rural landscapes to discover when you visit Aberdeenshire! Head to St Cyrus National Nature Reserve for gorgeous coastal walks, rolling sand dunes, and diverse wildlife from porpoise to peregrine falcons. Further inland you’ll find miles of open land and rolling hills with panoramic views.
Cairngorms National Park is a magical area with hundreds of trails running through mountains, woodlands and moorlands. There are masses of activities to enjoy, including hiking, water sports, and even skiing at the Cairngorm Mountain. Discover gorgeous glens, rocky mountains, and ancient woodland in Royal Deeside, a captivating spot with many opportunities for walking, cycling and wildlife discovery.
The city of Aberdeen is a striking place with heaps of charm and tourist attractions. This distinctive city sits right by the coast, hosting a harbour with plenty of boats drifting out to sea, and a city beach where you can relax and listen to the crashing ocean waves.
Why not take a cruise out and see if you can spot a dolphin! Head to the area of Old Aberdeen and admire its stunning architecture, then head over to the unique Slains Castle bar – a converted Gothic church inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Be sure to nip over to Footdie, a traditional Scottish fishing village with a sandy beach, charming cottages, and a selection of eateries where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood.
Explore Aberdeenshire on a Hot Tub Break
Aberdeenshire has an impressive selection of ancient castles. Visit the haunting ruins of Dunnottar Castle, a cliff-top fortress with a history reaching back centuries. Stop by Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal family: this glorious stately home holds multitudes of historic artwork and artefacts within the Castle Ballroom, with carefully manicured gardens including fountains and glasshouses.
Duff House is ideal for art-lovers, hosting an impressive collection of ancient antiquities and paintings. Craigievar Castle is a breath-taking building that is said to have been the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty! This fairy-tale property has a variety of woodland trails amongst its grounds, with picturesque views of the gorgeous surroundings.
For the whisky-lovers, Aberdeenshire contains multiple distilleries, ranging from larger and popular sites such as the Royal Lochnagar Distillery to the smaller and more intimate distilleries perched amongst rolling countryside. Be sure to stop by to discover the magic behind the making of your favourite spirit.
Lodges with Hot Tubs in Aberdeenshire
There are plenty of holiday homes to choose from in Aberdeenshire. Castlewood Lodges offers magical holiday lodges in the enchanting area of Royal Deeside, boasting magical woodland surroundings and a variety of peaceful walks. These rustic holiday homes are spacious and comfortable – the Clochnaben is ideal for larger groups, sleeping up to eight people with an open plan living area, and large French doors leading out to your private decking.
Deeside Holiday Park is positioned in the heart of the Dee Valley, with comfortable hot tub homes positioned close to the wonders of the Cairngorms National Park. The Signature 3 HT is ideal for your Scottish retreat, with stylish interior décor and an elegant outdoor decking and hot tub.