Tourist Information in Aberdeenshire & Moray
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In the south western tip of Aberdeenshire are the wildernesses of the Cairngorms and Grampian Mountains, and along the coastline lie miles of unspoiled dunes and beaches. The smaller county of Moray echoes the same, the Cairngorms again rising to its west with wild heath, farmland and coast.

If you fancy a 'tipple' many world famous distilleries wait to be discovered and you will also find many of your favourite Scottish food and biscuits are made here.

It has many magnificent buildings. Its city centre has not been spoilt by the erection of modern concrete buildings found in so many UK cities today.

It has many magnificent buildings. Its city centre has not been spoilt by the erection of modern concrete buildings found in so many UK cities today. Aberdeenshire granite has been shipped all over the world so it is not surprising that so many buildings, including domestic properties, are built from this local stone.

It is also home to the oldest existing transport company in the UK - The Shore Porters' Society, founded in 1498! You can learn about their fascinating history from the Shore Porters' Society website.

Beyond the boundaries of the city, the county of Aberdeenshire and neighbouring Moray have much to offer the tourist.
Here you will find attractive coastal fishing villages, famous whisky distilleries, majestic castles, and some of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the world.

There are so many castles to see that a Castle Trail has been set up to help visitors find their way around.

This only covers a few selected castles which are open to the public. Whilst others are in ruins, there are many which are still lived in!

Slains Castle, now in ruins, north of Cruden Bay, was once a very imposing home, although no where as old as its appearance suggests.

When the owners fell on hard times, they removed the roof to enable them to stop payment of "rates" and the building quickly fell into disrepair.

There is talk of it being renovated to provide holiday accommodation.

Ask people who have never been to Aberdeenshire how they imagine it to be and they will often tell you they expect it to be cold, bleak, and damp. They could not be further from the truth.

Here you will find some of the brightest skies... most uncrowded sandiest beaches...most pleasant rolling countryside... relaxing farm holidays... best walks... and most natural unspoilt natural landscapes anywhere in the UK....

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Tourist Information Centres

Exchange House, 26/28 Exchange Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6PH
Tel: 01224 288828   Fax: 01224 288838

Provost Ross's House, Shiprow
Tel: 01224 288828
Open all year

Railway Museum, Station Yard, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AD
Tel: 019755 62052
Open Easter to October

Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5QB
Tel: 013397 55306

Bridge Street, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5SX
Tel: 01330 822000    Fax: 01330 825126
Open Easter to October

Collie Lodge, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 1AU
Tel: 01261 812419
Open Easter to October

The Mews, Mar Road, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YP
Tel: 013397 41600    Fax: 013397 41643
Open all year

The Car Park, Crathie, by Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5UL
Tel: 013397 42414
Open Easter to October

The Clock Tower, The Square, Dufftown, Aberdeenshire, AB55 4AD
Tel: 01340 820501
Open Easter to October

3 Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DA
Tel: 01346 518315
Open Easter to October

9a The Square, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8BR
Tel: 01466 792255

Book Store, 18 High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 3XQ
Tel: 01467 625800    Fax: 01467 625800
Open all year

66 Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2AA
Tel: 01569 762806
Open Easter to October

The Square, Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire, AB37 9ET
Tel: 01807 580285    Fax: 01807 580285
Open Easter to October


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