So you’ve thought about Mother’s Day... but now what?

It’s true what they say “it’s the thought that counts” but this Mother’s Day why not pull out all the stops and treat your special Mum to a trip to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire? Here’s my three simple rules to make sure this Mothering Sunday (11 March 2018 – don’t forget it) in North-east Scotland is the best ever:

Rule number one – treat her to something fine [Doric word for good]

Of course something to do with food is number one! A full Scottish breakfast whilst you enjoy views of the crashing North Sea waves and golden beach sands. Lunch in a restaurant known for welcoming celebrities thanks to its quality local cuisine. A wee sweet treat in a famous ice-cream parlour. Or an evening meal in a chic city centre Michelin Guide restaurant… she won’t be disappointed.

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Rule number two -  Show her another side of the city

City life doesn’t always have to be fast-paced and hectic; take a step back in time as you visit the quaint cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen and if it’s a nice day pack a picnic and wander to treasured Seaton Park. Treat her to a relaxing stroll along Aberdeen’s mile-long beach and if you’re lucky you might even spot dolphins playing close to the harbour. Top tip: stop by the charming and picture-perfect fishing village of Footdee (pronounced Fittie by locals).  

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Rule number three – take her somewhere she’s never been before…

… with sights she will never forget. Wide horizons, vast dunes, great mountains, join her as she experiences the scale of this place first-hand. “All seemed to breath freedom and peace…” said Queen Victoria - treat her like a Royal as you head along Royal Deeside. Take in the Royal heritage and famous places all around from Balmoral Castle and Legend mountains (Lochnagar) to Doric traditions and great estates. If you really want to impress then also show her “one of the world’s top rated coastlines” (National Geographic) where all is sea and sky at first then sandy bays and rugged cliffs come into view.  

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For more information about how you could spend Mothering Sunday in this beautiful part of Scotland just head to our homepage and start exploring – www.visitabdn.com. Make sure to follow us on social media too for even more inspiration! 

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