Visit Aberdeenshire in Scotland for Country Cottage or Self Catering Holidays
Visit Aberdeenshire for its scenic countryside, its castles, distilleries, stunning coastline and to discover the road less travelled.The north east corner of Grampian, with Aberdeen as its capital city is a great location for an activity holiday for the whole family.
Enjoy browsing through self catering and country cottages in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
The Aberdeenshire countryside is beautiful, dotted with quiet villages. Edged on the north east of Scotland by the North Sea, you will discover miles of clean sandy beach, rugged cliffs with quaint fishing villages and harbours, a maritime heritage, plentiful bird life, wonderful wild flowers, forest walks, stone circles, castles, whisky distilleries and plenty of other tourist attractions.
Entry prices to most places are particularly reasonable compared to those in London and other cities. Aberdeenshire is a fabulous cottage holiday destination.
Particularly pretty coastal villages well worth a visit include Cruden Bay with its castle, harbour and sandy beach, Pennan which is just picture perfect and Newburgh with its sand-dunes and abundance of wildlife.
Explore the Aberdeenshire Countryside on a Cottage Break
Unwind on the Beach on a Holiday on Aberdeenshire's Coastline
Discover some of the best beaches in Aberdeenshire:
The scenery around the Bullers of Buchan is just breathtaking and a great place to spot sea birds, but take care when visiting; these high cliffs are potentially dangerous as there are no barriers from the steep drops so only visit when wearing sturdy footwear and without pets or children.
Tourist Attractions and places of interest in Aberdeenshire:
|Aden Country Park, Mintlaw|
|Castle Fraser and Garden, Sauchen, Tel: 01330 833 463 (National Trust)|
|Craigievar Castle, near Alford|
|Crathes Castle, Garden, Craft Village and Estate, Banchory|
|Drum Castle and Garden, Drumoak|
|Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, Fraserburgh|
|Fyvie Castle, Turriff|
|Gordon Highlander's Museum, Aberdeen|
|Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott, just south of Aberdeenshire|
|Haddo House, near Ellon|
|Leith Hall and Garden, Huntly|
|Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden|
|Storybook Glen, Maryculter, Aberdeen|
|The Blairs Museum, Aberdeen|
|The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh|
Dates to note:
|1st week of April||Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival|
|early July||Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy|
|1st week of August||Speyfest - festival of traditional music, ceilidhs and crafts|
|early August||Aberdeen International Youth Festival of music, theatre and dance, Tel: 01224 641 122 for tickets|
|1st September||Annual Highland Gathering at Braemar, Tel: 01399 755 377|
|3rd week of October||Aberdeen Alternative Music Festival, Tel: 01224 635 822|
|31st December||Stonehaven Fireball Festival and Parade, Tel: 01569 762 001|
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