Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Fraserburgh

Scottish Lighthouse Museum

The fascinating Scottish Lighthouse Museum provides an insight into the network of lights that have safeguarded the Scottish coast for over 100 years, and the men and women who built and maintained them (plus a sobe…
Top Choice Gallery in Banff & Macduff

Duff House

One of Scotland's hidden gems, Duff House is home to an art gallery that displays a superb collection of Scottish and European art, including important works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. The house is an impressive b…
Wildlife Watching in Fochabers

Scottish Dolphin Centre

Based in a historic ice house that was once used to store ice for preserving local salmon catches, this wildlife centre is one of the best land-based dolphin-spotting places in the country. The indoor attractions in…
Museum in Strathdon

Grampian Transport Museum

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford houses a fascinating collection of vintage motorbikes, cars, buses and trams, including a Triumph Bonne­ville in excellent nick, a couple of Model T Fords (including one used …
Castle in Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle

A pleasant, 20-minute walk along the clifftops south of Stonehaven harbour leads to the spectacular ruins of Dunnottar Castle, spread out across a grassy promontory 50m above the sea. As dramatic a film set as any d…
Nature Reserve in Aberdeenshire

Forvie National Nature Reserve

Coastal sand dunes extend north from Aberdeen for more than 14 miles, one of the largest areas of dunes in the UK, and the least affected by human activity. Forvie National Nature Reserve has wildlife hides and waym…
Historic Building in Aberdeen

Marischal College

Marischal College, founded in 1593 by the 5th Earl Marischal, merged with King's College (founded 1495) in 1860 to create the modern University of Aberdeen. The college's huge and impressive facade overlooking Broad…
Museum in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Overlooking the nautical bustle of Aberdeen harbour is the Maritime Museum, centred on a three-storey replica of a North Sea oil production platform, which explains all you ever wanted to know about the petroleum in…
Historic Building in Aberdeenshire

Haddo House

Designed in Georgian style by William Adam in 1732, Haddo House is best described as a classic English stately home transplanted to Scotland. Home to the Gordon family, it has sumptuous Victorian interiors with wood…
Gallery in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Behind the grand facade of Aberdeen Art Gallery (at time of writing closed for refurbishment until winter 2017) is a cool, marble-lined space exhibiting the work of contemporary Scottish and English painters, such a…