Visitor information

Corgarff Castle

Welcome to Aberdeen City and Shire.

There is plenty of variety in this area for the visitor. From the bustling Energy Capital of Aberdeen, to the tranquil Cairngorm mountains.

If your visit is blessed by sunshine you will see why Aberdeen is known as the silver city, thanks to its sparkling Granite buildings. Even if the weather is as grey as the granite, Aberdeen City and Shire has a particular magic.

Queen Victoria

A few minutes drive out of Aberdeen can take you to the outstanding natural beauty of Royal Deeside, to many delightful country towns, to coastal scenery second to none, or to the tranquility of heather-clad hillsides.

Queen Victoria (her statue at Queen's Cross in Aberdeen gazes west to her beloved Balmoral Castle) put Royal Deeside firmly on the map.

Trump International Golf Links

Some visitor attractions open only during the summer months, or from March/April to September/October.

If it is golf you seek, you could play a different course for each day for a month in this area. The Trump International Golf Links, Scotland – described as the best golf links coarse in the world – is just a few miles north of Aberdeen, near Balmedie.

Heather hillsides

A few minutes drive out of Aberdeen can take you to the outstanding natural beauty of Royal Deeside, to many delightful country towns, to coastal scenery second to none, or to the tranquility of heather-clad hillsides.

Roaring log fire

During the summer will enjoy long summer evenings with broad daylight until as late as 10.30 or 11pm.

Conversely in the mid-winter it can get dark as early as 4pm - but, what better excuse can there be to start the night life early, or just pull up a chair to a roaring log fire and immerse yourself in a good book?

Visit Aberdeen


The site for visitors to Aberdeen.



Aberdeen City and Shire


Your entry point to what's happening in Aberdeen City and Shire.



Cairngorms National Park


The Cairngorms National Park includes a wide range of very diverse communities. These communities are home to some 17,000 people and each place has its own distinct heritage and culture.



Visit Scotland Aberdeen


Visit Scotland's website for the Aberdeen area.



Visit Scotland


The main Visit Scotland website.



Visit Royal Deeside


Things to see and do when visiting Royal Deeside.

Fish on the River Dee


Salmon fishing on one of Scotland's famous salmon rivers.

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