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Loch Muick (Ballater)
Ranked #1 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Bodies of Water
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Dunnottar Castle (Stonehaven)
Ranked #2 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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Ranked #3 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The 'Finest Regiment in the World' was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. At The Gordon... more » Owner description: The 'Finest Regiment in the World' was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. At The Gordon Highlanders Museum, we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders for future generations. Based in the heart of north-east Scotland, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid, the Museum is constantly evolving. We aim to provide a wide range of unique experiences for all of our visitors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed museum, governed by a charitable trust. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm « less
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Linn O' Dee (Aberdeen)
Ranked #4 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Geologic Formations

If you are a waterfall fan it's a good idea to visit Royal Deeside. The Linn of Dee is up there with the best. Drive to Braemar and then follow a B road for a few miles till you... more »

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Ranked #5 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th... more » Owner description: Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th century to its oil industry today; this museum explores the historic developments behind the city's maritime industries. « less
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Balmedie Beach (Aberdeen)
Ranked #6 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches
A stretch of sandy beach north of the city.
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Footdee (Fittie) (Aberdeen)
Ranked #7 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Neighborhoods
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Johnstone Gardens (Aberdeen)
Ranked #8 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Ranked #9 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #10 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #11 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Art Museums
Well-known art gallery displaying a fine collection of modern and pre-Raphaelite art.
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Ranked #12 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Water Parks
Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 25 May - 1... more » Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 25 May - 1 September 2013. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims Wednesdays from 10pm in peak season (6 July - 19 Aug 2013). Also peak season Funday Sunday afternoon games and competitions for kids. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets are valid all day! Adult £5, child/senior £3, family £13.50. Midnight swims £6.50/£4.50/£17. « less
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Cruden Bay Golf Club (Cruden Bay (Port Erroll))
Ranked #13 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Ranked in the top 60 in the world by "Golf Magazine," this 18-hole championship course, designed by Tom Morris, offers an... more » Owner description: Ranked in the top 60 in the world by "Golf Magazine," this 18-hole championship course, designed by Tom Morris, offers an internationally famous golfing experience, which is set against a backdrop of smoothly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views. « less
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Haddo House (Ellon)
Ranked #14 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #15 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Gardens; Parks
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Ranked #16 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #17 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Theaters
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Craigievar Castle (Aberdeen)
Ranked #18 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
17th-century castle once owned by the brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen. Open Spring and Summer only.
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Tolbooth Museum (Stonehaven)
Ranked #19 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Museums
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Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeen)
Ranked #21 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Geologic Formations

The Bullers is well worth a visit if you're in the area, particularly if you enjoy wildlife and bird watching.  It's located off the A975 just north of Cruden Bay and about 25... more »

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Duthie Park (Aberdeen)
Ranked #22 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Parks
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Fyvie Castle (Fyvie)
Ranked #23 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
Owner description: Spooky 14th-century castle said to be haunted by Dame Drimid, who was starved to death by her husband for bearing him only... more » Owner description: Spooky 14th-century castle said to be haunted by Dame Drimid, who was starved to death by her husband for bearing him only female children. « less
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RSPB Fowlsheugh (Stonehaven)
Ranked #24 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #25 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Braemar Castle (Braemar)
Ranked #26 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
Owner description: Enjoy a guided tour of 12 furnished rooms in this 17th century Castle. Ghosts and villains, Jacobites and high fashion, the... more » Owner description: Enjoy a guided tour of 12 furnished rooms in this 17th century Castle. Ghosts and villains, Jacobites and high fashion, the story begins in 1628 when the Earl of Mar built Mar Castle as his Highland hunting lodge. Associated with all 3 Jacobite uprisings, the castle was burned by the infamous Jacobite, the Black Colonel, and was the base for the Earl of Mar as he planned the 1715 uprising. After the 1745 rebellion, it was a garrison for Hanoverian soldiers stationed there to make sure that no-one dared break the law and wear tartan or carry weapons. In the 20th century, the castle was home to American fashion journalist, Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and wife of the Chief of Clan Farquharson, who decorated the rooms in her signature Schiaparelli pink.Now operated by the local community, you’ll be shown round by friendly local guides who enjoy sharing their knowledge and stories of the area. There are hidden teddy bears for the children to count as well as a shop with gifts, teas and coffees Open on Saturdays and Sundays ( 7th April to end of October) from 10am to 4 pm (last tour 3.45) and also on Wednesday during July and August. « less
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Ranked #27 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
This beautiful castle dates back to 1563 and is rumored to be haunted.
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Castle Fraser (Inverurie)
Ranked #28 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
Owner description: Castle Fraser is a grand baronial castle dating from the 16th century, and is the largest and most elaborate of Scottish... more » Owner description: Castle Fraser is a grand baronial castle dating from the 16th century, and is the largest and most elaborate of Scottish castles built on the Z plan design. There are plenty of quirky features to discover in the castle - such as the Laird's Lug, hidden trapdoors revealing secret stairs, a spy hole, a room full of stuffed animals and a wooden leg!As you venture through the castle and up to the... round tower, with its panoramic views of the gardens and estate beyond, you get a sense of life from the medieval to the Victorian period. Although the main castle was completed around 1636, there were several 18th- and 19th-century alterations. To a large extent the story of Castle Fraser is the story of its lairds.It retains the atmosphere of the family home with portraits, furniture and mementos. Highlights include the Great Hall dating back to the 1400s, a library filled with family books, and the grand Worked Room featuring 18th-century embroideries.New to Castle Fraser for 2012 is an exhibition in a previously unopened room in the castle. The exhibition, entitled “Women of Strength” has been kindly sponsored by Exxon Mobil and features information on the historical development of the garden, grounds and castle and the involvement of Elyza Fraser and Lavinia Smiley.Outside, two waymarked walks give magnificent views of the local hills.Miss Bristow's Trail (1.25 miles) - a walk on forest paths, taking you past old estate stonework including the Moses Well and a hydraulic ram (water pump). This walk is not accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs.The Alton Brae Trail (1.5 miles) - a walk on forest paths including steep sections and steps, leading you down to the flight pond with its amazing wildlife including 10 species of dragonflies, damselflies, frogs, toads, newts and many aquatic invertebrates. This walk is not accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs.The children's Woodland Secrets play area is an enchanting wooded area with a tepee, bamboo snake walk, giant xylophone and lots of other areas for children to hide and climb. The whole children's area is built from natural materials and is therefore very environmentally friendly. There is access to this area by wheelchairs and pushchairs. « less
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Fasque House (Aberdeen)
Ranked #29 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #30 of 191 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
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