Aberdeen and Grampian is veritably Scotland’s Whisky and Castle Country’. It’s a feast for all the senses and we urge you to come and immerse yourself in its wonders. The area is renowned for its rich selection of Castles and Malt Whisky distilleries, but also has the added bonus of offering its visitors a wealth of pre-history attractions, quaint country shops and unique wildlife (including men in kilts)! Its dramatic coastline gives way to lush undulating countryside cradling large country estates and old manor houses.
And Scotland's Castle and Whisky Country is home to more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK (nearly 300 if you want to count!)
Stratosphere- Satrosphere is now in new premises at Aberdeen Beach. With over 70 fascinating exhibits, science demonstration shows, a gift shop and a cafe.
Aberdeen Art Gallery- Aberdeen's splendid Art Gallery, which opened in 1885, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
Cadonas Amusement Park- Located on Aberdeens beach boulevard, Cadonas is one of Scotlands largest amusement parks.
Aberdeen International Youth Festival- This unique youth festival celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2002. It annually welcomes some of the world’s finest youth orchestras (chamber/symphony), jazz and wind bands, choirs, all forms of dance groups (ballet, contemporary, jazz, folk), world music and theatre companies.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum- This award-winning museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history, and is the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil industry.
Aberdeen University-The University was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the UK.
Artists Gallery -Local gallery specialising in signed fine art album cover art, limited edition original paintings and prints & sculpture.
Scotland Explorer -Experience the real Scotland with scheduled day trips and extended tours.
Great Dolphin Watching in Scotland
The Moray Firth is a very special place - home to one of only three resident bottlenose dolphin populations in the United Kingdom. There are thought to be approximately 130 dolphins living in this part of Scotland and they can be seen in the Moray Firth all year round. However, during the winter months, the population is spread out over a wider area - so your best chance of seeing dolphins is from about May to September.