Aberdeenshire displays one of the finest examples of Scotland's built heritage. They come in every category, from mere sites and ruins, to private homes and gloriously restored palaces. Castle Trail (pdf 3mb). Castle Trail
The rolling land by the coastline creates a perspective of enormous skies filling the horizon. Suddenly there is land no more, just the last field chopped off a little beyond the next fence. Coastal Trail (pdf 3mb). Coastal Trail
Victorian Heritage Trail
Queen Victoria fell deeply in love with Deeside: "All seemed to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoil." Victorian Heritage Trail
Within an hour’s drive from Aberdeen, there are
a number of small and intimate distilleries that are less well known
than their cousins “over the hill”. We call these the “Secret Malts” of
The Stone Circle Trail
For a copy of the stone circle trail, please click here. In additon there are a wider range of both Standing and Recumbent Stone Circles can be found in Aberdeenshire. Find out more in our Archaeology section.
The Pictish Stone Trail
As one of the heartlands of the Pictish Community, Aberdeenshire is home to a large number of the elaborately decorated Symbol Stones for which the Picts are famed. Visit 10 of the best with The Pictish Stone Trail. For a copy of the Pictish Stone Trail, please click here.