Luxury Hotels in Aberdeen City and Shire
Fairytale castles, immaculate golf courses, dramatic coast and rugged Highlands define this immense county. With such wild and beautiful scenery right outside your door, luxury hotels in Aberdeen City and Shire let you stay among some of the country’s most incredible landscapes.
The abundant countryside makes a bountiful natural larder for chefs who are inspired by fresh and locally sourced ingredients. At our hotels you are guaranteed that only the finest seasonal produce is used in the dishes. Award winning and AA Rosetted restaurants ensure you an unforgettable culinary experience, which will conjure up wonderful memories for years to come.
And if you like to scratch beneath the surface of the places you visit, there are many sights to discover, from Royal Deeside to Cairngorms National Park, you can lose yourself in a world of snow capped mountains, moorland and lochs. You certainly won’t get far without spying fabulous wildlife such as red squirrels, deer and birds of prey. Wildlife lovers will be in their element here with the countless nature reserves, which are ensconced by glens, ancient forests and rivers.
Things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire
You may want to take a day trip to the Orkney Islands, which departs from John O’Groats. Hop onto a ferry and once at your destination, step off into another world where you can visit a Neolithic village called Skara Brae, possibly one of the most visited of the Aberdeen attractions. Whilst in Orkney, you can also visit the Italian Chapel or the Cathedral of St Magnus.
Out and About
For any adrenaline junkies looking for their next thrill, Cordonas Amusement Park is another of the popular Aberdeen attractions, which can be found on the esplanade. It’s also a great place where families with children can find many things to do in Aberdeen during their hotel break. For more outdoor activities, the vast countryside provides a perfect playground for paragliding, fishing, hiking and quad biking. But if you have a real head for heights, you can spend a fun day at Go Ape! which is set in the midst of stunning castle grounds.
In winter, Aberdeen is a wonderful location for skiing, with Glenshee Ski Centre and Lecht 2090 Ski and Multi Activity Centre within easy reach, or in summer you can head for the all-weather slope at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre.
No stay in Aberdeen City and Shire would be complete without a visit to Union Street, the main shopping area in the city, which is lined by grand Victorian buildings. You’ll find it difficult to resist the allure of stylish boutiques and trendy restaurants.