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You’ll have no end of unique rural landscapes to discover during a short break to Aberdeenshire! Head to St Cyrus National Nature Reserve for gorgeous coastal walks, rolling sand dunes, and diverse wildlife from porpoises to peregrine falcons.
Further inland you’ll find miles of open land and rolling hills with panoramic views. Not to mention those bubbly hot tubs heated to the perfect temperature for your arrival.
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.
Royal Arch Park is right on the doorstep of Royal Deeside and has some jaw-dropping views on-site without even having to leave your hot tub. Explore the Royal Arch park and take on some of the excellent walks that are near this lodge. If you’re planning a family holiday or a dog-friendly trip, you have the coast nearby with beach spots for the perfect day out.
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.
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 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.
Whether you’re looking to get away for a romantic lodge break, a fun-packed family trip, or a group hot tub holiday, there are tons to see and do if you’re ready for some new experiences in Aberdeenshire! Here are just some of the things that might tempt you out of the jacuzzi during your stay.
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 breathtaking 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 more 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.
If you like to mix a bit of sightseeing with some serious hot tub time, there are 5 towns that were voted as the most beautiful in Aberdeenshire (as voted by Hidden Scotland’s followers).