Aberdeenshire is a lovely area in northeast Scotland known for its mild weather, beautiful old gardens, a number of castles and miles of coastline. There are several structures in Aberdeenshire dating to the 14th through 17th centuries. There is much to recommend this region and it is prized as a holiday destination. The county offers many forms of entertainment. But it is its natural beauty, proximity to the coast and connections to the past that draws thousands of visitors there each year.
Natural beauty is a primary draw for visitors to Aberdeenshire and there is lots of it. Tourists often visit the lovely winter garden at Duthie Park. One of the largest indoor plant collections in Europe it is made up of a series of interlinked green houses. Another popular pastime for visitors to Aberdeenshire is Bennachie Hill Walks. Hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city. Union Terrace Garden which started in 1876 is a landscaped Victorian garden that is sure to please any nature lover. Forvie Sands Nature Reserve is still another lovely location in Aberdeenshire tourists often visit to view the amazing gardens. North East Falconry Centeris offers both a nature and wildlife center. Linn o Dee water fall one of the best in the region and Doonies Farm with its rare animals offers fun for all ages.
Aberdeenshire is also known for castles. There is Castle Frazier, Fyvie Castle, Balmoral Castle and Nunnattor Castle, a 14th Century castle on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast. There is also Crathes Castle, which, at over 350 years old, is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Scotland. Craigiever Castle which was built in the 17th century, Drum Castle and gardens and the Old Castle of Slains which is slightly more than ruins, are some of Aberdeenshire’s most visited.
There are several places of historical significance in Aerdeenshire. The great old theatre known as His Majesty’s Theatre and the Provost Skene’s House are two popular historic sights. St. Marchar’s Cathedral and St. Andrew’s Cathedral are two sites known for religious and architectural significance. The Tolbooth, one of Aberdeen’s oldest buildings and one of the best preserved 17th century goals in Scotland is also an interesting place to see. Castlegate, Aberdeenshire’s historic district and Aberdeen Music Hall are major architectural landmarks.
There’s a lot more in store in Aberdeenshire. Visit and let lively Aberdeenshire surprise you.