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Aberdeenshire, one of the northernmost Scottish counties is renowned for its wild and beautiful scenery and landscapes, almost wholly untouched by visible cultivation. Best Western has one hotel in Aberdeenshire itself and one within Aberdeen, a location that acts as a perfect base for exploring the rich surrounding land. Book our Aberdeenshire hotel for a memory-packed week of exploration and hiking.

Town and city breaks in Aberdeenshire

Banff is a small and interesting market town with a rich heritage that includes palatial houses and medieval bridges. Those who enjoy being in the great outdoors should head to Banchory, where the River Dee is full of plump Scottish salmon. One of the best things to do is to plan a mini road-trip from your Aberdeenshire hotel. Stop off and explore some of the local towns such as Stonehaven, Ellon, Turrif, Fraserburgh and Huntly.

Holidays in the Aberdeenshire countryside

This is castle country and a favourite location for the Royal Family to come visit. In winter, the area is a hub for skiers at Lecht and Glenshee, whereas in summer Land Rover safaris tour Caledonian Forest for rare capercaillie-spotting.
The market town of Inverurie is a great place to have a quick bite before launching yourself fully into the gorgeous Scottish countryside. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and offers numerous opportunities for fishing, birdwatching, and hiking. 

Arnhall Moss is Nature Reserve located near Westhill, just 8 miles west of Aberdeen. This is a fantastic place to explore the local fauna and flora or to simply follow one of the various signposted walks that will take you through the marvellous birch forests, bogs, and wetlands – a fantastic afternoon before returning to your Aberdeenshire hotel.

Beach holidays in Aberdeenshire 


Although Aberdeenshire is known for its stunning inland scenery, the Scottish county is also a great destination for those who love coastal towns and beach holidays. Aberdeenshire has nearly 130 miles of beautiful coastline, and it is not rare to find deserted beaches where you can relax on the sand, enjoy the scenery, or practise watersports.

Attractions in Aberdeenshire

With more than 40 courses, golf breaks are a popular activity in Aberdeenshire. The best and most scenic courses are in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeen, and Macduff, where magnificent mountain landscapes tower in the distance and unfold before your eyes as you progress through a golf session with a family member or friend.
There are more than 300 castles in Aberdeenshire, and a visit to one of them makes for a great family day out. The castles at Fyvie, Craigievar, and ,strong>Crathes, in particular, come highly recommended. Children will surely enjoy a visit to places like Inverurie's Archaeolink Prehistory Park, the Conoco Natural History Centre, and the Cullerlie Farm Park at Netherwoodside. Despite its apparent remoteness, there are several highly popular annual events in Aberdeenshire, like Aberdeen's Book Fair, Stoneheaven's Fireball Festival, the Highland Games at Cornhill and Oldmeldrum, and Portsoy's Traditional Boat Festival. Book a Best Western hotel in Aberdeenshire to experience all of this and more - a magnificent short UK break.

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Attractions in Aberdeenshire:


A reconstructed Iron Age farm at Archaeolink, near Aberdeen, Scotland
Archaeolink

Opening times:
10am-5pm; last admission 4pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

WDCS Wildlife Centre

Opening times:
Daily 10.30am-5pm Feb - Mar 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

A reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Opening times:
10am-5pm; hill visits (weather permitting) 11am + May, Jun, Sep & Oct 2.30pm + Jul & Aug 3.30pm Feb 2012 - Feb 2013 (annual)

Glamis Castle

Opening times:
Mar-Oct Daily 10am-6pm; Nov-Dec: 10.30am-4.30pm Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)

Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie. Courtesy of Highland Folk Museum
Highland Folk Museum

Opening times:
Easter-Aug: daily 10.30am-5.30pm; Sep-Oct: daily 11am-4.30pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

What's on in Aberdeenshire:


Essex Dog display at Turriff Agricultural Show
Turriff Agricultural Show

Dates Open:
03/08/2014 to 03/08/2014

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Dates Open:
30/07/2014 to 09/08/2014

Aberdeen's regular International Street Market, Union Terrace. Courtesy of Aberdeen City Counceil
International Street Market

Dates Open:
05/06/2015 to 07/06/2015
27/03/2015 to 29/03/2015
07/11/2014 to 09/11/2014
01/08/2014 to 03/08/2014

Apples. Photo by Ben Evans, © Whatsonwhen
Aberdeen Country Fair

Dates Open:
29/11/2014 to 29/11/2014
06/12/2014 to 06/12/2014
28/03/2015 to 28/03/2015
27/06/2015 to 27/06/2015
27/12/2014 to 27/12/2014
31/01/2015 to 31/01/2015
13/12/2014 to 13/12/2014
25/04/2015 to 25/04/2015
20/12/2014 to 20/12/2014
30/08/2014 to 30/08/2014
27/09/2014 to 27/09/2014
25/10/2014 to 25/10/2014
30/05/2015 to 30/05/2015
28/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

Stonehaven Open-Air Swimming Pool. Photo courtesy Friends of the Pool
Open Air Swimming Pool

Dates Open:
31/05/2014 to 07/09/2014
30/05/2015 to 06/09/2015

Tossing the caber at the Aboyne Highland Games, Aberdeenshire
Aboyne Highland Games

Dates Open:
02/08/2014 to 02/08/2014

  

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