Did you know that the summer holiday home of the British Royal Family, Balmoral Castle is here in Aberdeenshire? And as if a pink castle isn't enchanting enough, Craigievar even inspired Walt Disney to create his world-famous Cinderella castle! It doesn't end there - this summer get ready to go on epic road trips, visit fairy-tale castles, attend world-famous highland games, venture into the great outdoors - along our coast and up our mountains and of course sample our local food and drink alfresco!
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Visit famous castles, go sightseeing in our Granite City, walk along sandy beaches and through fishing villages and discover majestic Royal Deeside.
Experience Scotland's ancient traditions at iconic Highland Games. It's not only traditional but modern world-class events too including visual arts, foodie and music.
Braemar Highland Games
A scoop of local Mackie's ice cream, freshly caught seafood, picnics in colourful parks or a refreshing beer in BrewDog's flagship bar.
Travel along routes and trails through our famous Granite City, into the Cairngorms National Park and along 165 miles of impressive coastline.
Surfing city centre waves, paddleboarding by castles, mountain-biking extreme terrains, bagging Munro's - all with impressive coastal and mountain views.
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