Aberdeen City and Shire

Journey to the spectacular North East of Scotland, where the vibrant Granite City of Aberdeen hosts a treasure trove of beautiful architecture and cultural delights, and where Aberdeenshire’s majestic landscapes meet the sea.

Adored by the Royal Family, Aberdeen City and Shire is a region with a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. Uncover ancient stone circles, incredible castles, and traditional fishing and seaside villages such as Stonehaven and Nairn.

Spot the world’s most northerly group of bottlenose dolphins along the Banffshire coast, enjoy fantastic events including Highland gatherings, and tee off on world-class golf courses.

And, if you travel by train from Scotland’s central belt, you can soak up the wonderful scenery and inspiring nature of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park (with stops at Carrbridge, Aviemore, Kingussie and Newtonmore), all from the comfort of your carriage.

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