The North East

Land of Castles, Aberdeen, Royal Deeside and Cairngorm Mountains

The north east of Scotland contrasts with the west in terms of geology and climate. The rugged mountains of the west give way to the gently rolling hills of Angus where soft fruit grows, giving the appearance of French vineyards.

Between Angus and Aberdeen lies rich fertile land in an area called the Mearns, made famous in the novel, 'Sunset Song'. This produces barley for the whisky industry and is the origin of Aberdeen Angus beef cattle, still an important industry today, due to the rich pasture.

The coastal towns and cities grew from their proximity and dependency on the North Sea for trade, fishing and oil. This is also castle country, from the imposing Dunnottar Castle to the many fortified castles of turrets and towers.
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Tour the Castles of North East Scotland

Aberdeen
The Granite City of Aberdeen

The oil capital of Europe, Aberdeen

Aboyne: the perfect base to visit Crathes, Drum, Braemar and Balmoral Castles

Garry and Joyce Welsh are wonderful hosts.

Lys-Na-Greyne is an Edwardian granite house discretely nestled in the tranquil wooded conservation area at the west end of Aboyne. Sitting on the north bank of the River Dee, its westerly outlook provides stunning views up the Dee valley.

Stonehaven: ideal for Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven: Beach Gate Guest House

Gay Friendly:
A real Scots welcome awaits you at Stonehaven's leading bed & breakfast guesthouse accommodation. Situated close to Aberdeen and Royal Deeside, the area is a haven for walkers, golfers and bird watchers with the whisky trail and the Scottish Castles close by.

Gay Aberdeen

Cheerz Aberdeen
2-8 Exchange St, Aberdeen AB11 6PH
Monday- Thurs 11am -Midnight
Fri/ Sat 11am -1am;  Sun 12:30 til Midnight
Monday- Thurs 11:30pm -2am
Chaplins
20 Adelphi Lane,
Aberdeen, AB11 5BL

Sun & Thu 9pm-2am
Fri-Sat 9pm-3am
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