10 things you’ve got to do when you fly Loganair’s new Newcastle to Aberdeen route
29 August 2019
Fly direct from Newcastle to Aberdeen up to three times a day with Loganair and discover another side of Scotland. You’ll find a place loved by the British Royal Family, 165 miles of stunning coastline, a vibrant city and plenty of local food and drink to fuel your trip. Here are just 10 things you’ve to do when you visit Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire:
1. Holiday like a Royal
Queen Victoria called Balmoral Castle, “my dear paradise in the Highlands” and as her official summer holiday home, it’s the place where the current Queen is said to be at her happiest. Royal Deeside, in Aberdeenshire, is full of age old Royal heritage.
2. Taste Aberdeenshire
Try Aberdeen Angus Beef at Michelin Guide restaurants, take a tour and taste our local craft at BrewDog Brewery HQ and sample Scotland’s water of life (whisky) on the Aberdeenshire Secret Malts trail – there’s every chance to taste Aberdeenshire.
3. Find wanderlust in the Cairngorms NP
Great estates (including regal Balmoral Estate), majestic mountains, serene lochs, remarkable wildlife and historic castles - explore the largest National Park in the UK in Aberdeenshire.
4. Explore a cobbled old town
Stroll through the picture-perfect streets of Aberdeen’s ancient settlement, Old Aberdeen. Find 15th century St Machar’s Cathedral, impressive 1495 Kings College, quaint Brig O’ Balgownie and beautiful Seaton Park.
5. Admire a sparkling city
Take in Aberdeen’s famous sparkling granite architecture (including the second largest granite building in the world), and discover the city’s historic tails at the Castlegate and The Green (check out the Nuart painted walls whilst you’re there).
6. Be part of a fairy-tale
A pink castle said to have inspired Walt Disney himself; dramatic castle ruins inspiring Disney’s Brave and a filming location of Frankenstein; a famous red phone box in Pennan starring in Local Hero – these are just some of the region’s film famous locations!
7. Complete the Castle Trail
There are more castles in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else on the British isles. Dramatic ruins of Dunnottar Castle which once hid the Scottish crown jewels, regal Balmoral Castle - the summer holiday home of the Royal Family and even haunted castles!
8. Experience local culture
Enjoy events throughout the year including Highland Games (experience them all year round at the new Braemar Highland Games Centre), foodie festivals, live music and at New Year, the renowned Stonehaven Fireballs Ceremony.
9. Discover something new
Get to know this part of Scotland even better when you visit local museums and galleries including Peterhead Prison Museum – once Scotland’s most notorious prison – and the newly refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery reopening this November.
10. Visit a coastal village
Visit quirky coastal towns & villages along Aberdeenshire’s 165 miles of coastline. And in Stonehaven try Lonely Planet’s best fish and chips in the world at The Bay Fish & Chips!
For more information about what to do in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire go to www.visitabdn.com/what-to-do. To book your flight direct from Newcastle International Airport to Aberdeen International Airport with Loganair click here.