Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Aberdeen and the Northeast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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This excellent museum, which incorporates the 1593 Provost Ross's House, tells the story of the city's relationship with the sea, from...

Ballindalloch Castle

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The family home of the Macpherson-Grants since 1546, Ballindalloch Castle—known as the Pearl of the North—is the quintessential castle...

Balmoral Castle

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The enormous parking lot is indicative of the public's appreciation of Balmoral Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite family retreats...

Balvenie Castle

  • Military Site

On a mound just above the Glenfiddich Distillery is this grim, gray, and squat curtain-walled castle. This ruined fortress, which dates...

Balvenie Distillery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Offering just a handful of tours each week, you'd think that Balvenie Distillery didn't want visitors. Yet as soon as you step into the...

Baxters Highland Village

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A mile west of the center of Fochabers, you can see the works of a major local employer, Baxters of Fochabers. From Tokyo to New York,...

Braemar Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

On the northern outskirts of town, Braemar Castle dates from the 17th century, although its defensive walls, in the shape of a pointed...

Braemar Highland Gathering

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The village of Braemar is associated with the Braemar Highland Gathering, held the first Saturday in September. Although there are many...

Braemar Highland Heritage Centre

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You can find out more about local lore at the Braemar Highland Heritage Centre, in a converted stable block in the middle of town. The...

Brig o'Balgownie

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Until 1827, the only northern route out of Aberdeen was over the River Don on this single-arch bridge. It dates from 1314 and is thought...


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