Aberdeenshire Tourist and Visitor Information

Aberdeenshire stretches from "one of the last great places on earth" (the Cairngorms) to "one of the world's top-rated coastlines". So says National Geographic. 

The VisitAberdeenshire website has a wealth of information to help you plan your visit to the area. View our visitor management and strategic tourism infrastructure plans, for details on:

  • How we plan to manage the expected visitor hotspots across Aberdeenshire
  • Our strategic approach to visitor infrastructure development to alleviate pressures at visitor hotspots and enhance the visitor experience across Aberdeenshire

A range of Aberdeenshire Tourist Trails can be explored; Historic Bridges, Castles, Coastal, Secret Malts, Victorian Heritage, Stone Circles and Pictish Stones, with further information also available on We also have the Macduff Marine Aquarium

You might also find it useful to locate local Visitor Information Centres, beachesfarmers' markets and public toilets in the region. 

A taster of what you can experience in Aberdeenshire is the majestic Royal Deeside – also known as ‘Can Do Country’.

'The Wild North East – Scotland’s Natural Gem' is a short film promoting the wonderful wildlife and wild places in the region, from the Cairngorms to the coast. It was commissioned by the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, of which the council is an active member and supporter.