Aberdeen is famous for its granite architecture, its many thriving industries and the rugged and arresting landscapes that surround it. The area is a favourite of the British Royal Family who have had a permanent holiday home at Balmoral Castle since the mid 19th Century. Find your perfect holiday accommodation with Expedia and join a long list of illustrious visitors to this beguiling area.
Castles & Cathedrals
Aberdeenshire is sometimes called Scotland’s ‘Castle Country’ and with over 300 hundred to choose from travellers are spoilt for choice. Less than 20 miles from Aberdeen city centre in Banchory is Crathes Castle, dating back to the 16th Century. Housed in a beautiful and historic 595 acre estate, Crathes will transport you back to a different age.
Surely one of the most impressive ruined astles in the world, Dunnottar Castle is perched on a cliff beside the town of Stonehaven. Visited by towering historical figures like William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, it was also once the hiding place for Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
Aberdeen has three Cathedrals, the oldest of which is Cathedral of St. Machar. It is the oldest medieval granite cathedral in the world and is said to contain William Wallace’s remains – or at least part of them!
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