Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Aberdeenshire


Aberdeen - Scotland Holiday Brochure

With its captivating blend of unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastline and a bustling, cosmopolitan city, Aberdeen City and Shire offers visitors everything from crumbling castles to pristine beaches, riveting Highland games, delectable food and drink, amazing wildlife and more set against some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.


The Grampian region covers over 3,300 square miles of some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland and has a population of just over half a million. The region was formed in 1974 from the formerly independent counties of Kincardineshire, Banffshire & Aberdeenshire and its administrative centre is Aberdeen, the 'Granite City' which is Europe's Oil Capital - the headquarters of several Oil and Gas companies. Aberdeen makes an ideal base for exploring the castles and countryside and, as a busy fishing port, Aberdeen harbour is a hive of activity. Grampian is named after the magnificent Grampian mountains that cut a swathe across Scotland.

The popular Cairngorms form part of the Grampians and in the winter months the famous Grampian Mountains offer superb ski-ing facilities. On the Grampian coast there are long stretches of sand and beautiful fishing villages like Pennan where the film Local Hero was filmed. The Grampian mountains meet the sea at Stonehaven which has the impressive Dunnottar Castle where Zeffirelli's Hamlet starring Mel Gibson was shot.

The Grampian area is famous for its beef and the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle, its spectacular castles, the River Spey with its famous whiskey distilleries (Grampian has plenty of distilleries to visit on "The Whiskey Trail") and the royal residence on the River Dee near Braemar - Balmoral castle . All are major tourist attractions in this part of Scotland. The town of Braemar itself hosts the Highland Games held every August which are usually attended by the Royal Family and stars of the stage and screen.

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Aberdeenshire tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Aberdeenshire tourist board or similar organisation.