Aberdeen and the Northeast Travel Guide
Plan Your Aberdeen and the Northeast Vacation
Here, in this granite shoulder of Grampian, are some of Scotland's most enduring travel icons: Royal Deeside, the countryside that Queen Victoria made her own; the Castle Country route, where fortresses stand hard against the hills; and the Malt Whisky Trail, where peaty streams embrace the country's greatest concentration of distilleries. The region's gateway is the city of Aberdeen, constructed of granite and now aglitter with new wealth and new blood drawn together by North Sea oil.
The northeast has some splendid country hotels with log fires and old Victorian furnishings, where you can also be sure of... read more
Partly in response to the demands of workers in the oil industry, restaurants have cropped up all over Aberdeen, and the... read more
Things To Do in Aberdeen and the Northeast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Glorious castles: With more than 75 castles, some Victorian and others dating back to the 13th century, this area has everything... Read more
We admit it—there are almost too many castles in this part of Scotland. Because it's nearly impossible to see all of them, we've noted... Read more
Some credit Sir Walter Scott with having opened up Scotland for tourism through his poems and novels. But it was probably Queen Victoria... Read more
"Much," said Doctor Johnson, "may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young." This quote sums up, even today, the attitude of some... Read more
Although the Grampian area isn't huge, it has many different terrains. To get a real flavor of this most authentic of Scottish regions,... Read more
Conjured from an innocuous mix of malted barley, water, and yeast, malt whisky is for many synonymous with Scotland. Clans produced whisky... Read more
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