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Our top recommended things to do in Aberdeenshire

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres south of Stonehaven

The Gordon Highlanders Museum The only Visit Scotland 5-Star Attraction in Aberdeen, the museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the Finest Regiment in the World. Situated in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid, The Gordon Highlanders Museum offers a warm, friendly welcome to all our visitors and is a great day out for the family

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre building was originally a herring barrel store, then the foundry of the consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company Ltd., before being converted in 1998 to a modern visitor centre which illustrates the history of Fraserburgh and its people

Duthie Park is a park of 44 acres which was donated to the city by Miss Duthie in 1880 and opened to the public in 1883. The park has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues. Within the park is the Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970. These house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain. This is a park for all the family, with activities from boating in the ponds to cricket on the lawns

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is based in the bustling fishing port of Fraserburgh on the North East corner of Aberdeenshire, consists of the first lighthouse built on mainland Scotland and a purpose-built museum. The highlight of a visit is a 45-minute guided tour to Kinnaird Head lighthouse

Aberdeen Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry

Craigievar Castle this fairytale castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626. The castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits and original plaster ceilings. 

Fyvie Castle - The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors. The castle is home to a superb collection of arms, armour and paintings, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. Stroll around the picturesque loch, or visit the restored 1903 racquet court and bowling alley

Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. A particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. Highlights from the rich and diverse decorative arts collection combined with an exciting programme of special exhibitions ensures that there is always something new for visitors to see

Grampian Transport Museum The museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year

Macduff Marine Aquarium On the beautiful Moray Firth coast, this fascinating aquarium features hundreds of local sea creatures from the rocky shores to the kelp reefs and beyond. See exciting and interactive displays at Macduff Marine Aquarium, situated on the scenic Banffshire Coast and featuring the marine life from the Moray Firth, Scotland's largest bay

Braemar Highland Safaris can take you in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle along the mountain tracks into the heart of the park. Your local guide, with over thirty years experience, will show you the fantastic wildlife and tell you about the history, folklore and management of the area