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Dunnottar Castle (Stonehaven)
Ranked #1 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
Majestic 14th-century castle located on a rugged cliff overlooking the coast.
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Loch Muick (Ballater)
Ranked #2 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #3 of 195 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. So why not come... more » Owner description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come and see why? A wonderful day out and a fantastic welcome await you at The Gordon Highlanders Museum where we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of this world-famous Regiment. The Museum is a Visit Scotland 5* attraction (the only 5* military museum in Scotland). It is located at St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid. However the Gordon Highlanders Museum is more than just a museum - it has a wonderful tea room, a gift shop and beautiful gardens all of which are staffed by volunteers and can offer conference and fine dining facilities as well. The Museum, in addition to displaying the permanent collection, has a full programme of events throughout the year, including a major annual exhibition (at present 'Shattered Hopes - The Gordon Highlanders in 1914'). It also provides an excellent learning and outreach programme to schools and community groups throughout the North East of Scotland, courtesy of our Education sponsors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed charity that receives no public subsidy. It is reliant upon visitors, donations and sponsorship to maintain its current range of activities. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm « less
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Linn O' Dee (Aberdeen)
Ranked #4 of 195 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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Balmedie Beach (Aberdeen)
Ranked #5 of 195 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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Ranked #6 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 195 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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Footdee (Fittie) (Aberdeen)
Ranked #8 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Neighborhoods
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Duthie Park (Aberdeen)
Ranked #9 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Parks
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Ranked #10 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums
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Cruden Bay Golf Club (Cruden Bay (Port Erroll))
Ranked #11 of 195 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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Craigievar Castle (Aberdeen)
Ranked #12 of 195 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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Johnstone Gardens (Aberdeen)
Ranked #13 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Ranked #14 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeen)
Ranked #15 of 195 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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Ranked #16 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 195 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 31 May - 7... more » Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 31 May - 7 September 2014. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims Wednesdays from 10pm in peak season (28 June - 18 Aug inc 2014). 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 £5.25, child/senior £3.15, family £14.20. Midnight swims £6.80/£4.70/£17.85. 12-session & season tickets also available. « less
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Ranked #18 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Gardens; Parks
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Ranked #19 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Fyvie Castle (Fyvie)
Ranked #20 of 195 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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Ranked #21 of 195 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 #22 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #23 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands... more » Owner description: Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year.Exhibits for 2014 include Great Train Robbery, 1910 Maudslay, Billy Connolly's Motortrike, a stunning Ascari supercar and Pop Icons exhibition which looks at popular culture between the 1960's and 1990's- bookended by one of the first and last classic Mini's ever built. Also back in 2014 is GTM's very own Junior Driving School- a fun and educational introduction to road safety and driving for 5 to 11 year olds. « less
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Haddo House (Ellon)
Ranked #24 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #25 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Parks
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Tolbooth Museum (Stonehaven)
Ranked #26 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
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Castle Fraser (Inverurie)
Ranked #28 of 195 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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Ranked #29 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Castles
This beautiful castle dates back to 1563 and is rumored to be haunted.
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Fasque House (Aberdeen)
Ranked #30 of 195 attractions in Aberdeenshire
Category: Historic Sites
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