Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen
Recommended
Aberdeen The Essential
Recommended
Facing the North Sea, the "Granite City" is a major fishing port and the petro-capital of Europe. The pleasant streets of its centre are lively with businessmen, students, seafarers and tourists, who can alleviate the overall impression of greyness by strolling in its parks or along its beach. Aberdeen is also at the end of the Dee Valley, with its many castles awaiting discovery by those heading inland towards whisky country.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Aberdeen
Gardens of Crathes Castle
Gardens of Crathes Castle
The lifetime work of Sir James and Lady
120 minutes
Pitmedden Garden
Pitmedden Garden
The magnificent formal garden at
90 minutes
Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle
Legend has it that St Ninian founded a
90 minutes
Crathes Castle
Crathes Castle
A 16C fortified house, Crathes Castle is
90 minutes
Art Gallery
Art Gallery
In a pink and grey granite building by
120 minutes
Mercat Cross
Mercat Cross
This handsome market cross, adorned with