Experience Countryside

The Scottish Highlands have everything an outdoor lover could hope for and more whether you’re looking for romance or family adventure. 

Get Outside

Cairngorms National Park

Head to the UKs largest national park and breathe in that incredible Highland air.  There is so very much to do within the national park, whatever your flavour of outdoor activity – turn your hand to cycling, walking, climbing, watersports, snow sports and everything in between. 

Beautiful gardens

Crathes Castle

Set against a backdrop of spectacular Scottish countryside and in its own beautiful gardens, Crathes Castle is a fantastic day out for the whole family.  Take on the picturesque walking trails that surround the castle, spotting the native wildlife along the way. 

Climb the hill

Scolty Hill

Tackle the 20m high tower if you dare to enjoy some of the most stunning views in Aberdeenshire. Scolty Hill is also surrounded by beautifully serene woodlands and lots of tranquil trails to walk to soak up the peace and quiet and spot local birdlife, plant life and deer. 

History and Wildlife

Bennachie Walking Trails

Bennachie has been a landmark of Aberdeenshire for thousands of years and the views from its slopes are unbeatable.  For walking enthusiasts, the trails that snake through the woodlands surrounding Bennachie are a great way to start exploring the rich wildlife and history of this beautiful spot. 

The Great Outdoors

Country Walks

Swathed in ancient woodland and abundant historic estates to explore, the countryside of Aberdeenshire is ideal to explore on two legs. Why not have a go at bagging your first highland munro on your travels or try something more serene on a countryside ramble? The choice is yours.