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  • 11 Free Attractions in Aberdeenshire and Moray

    11 Free Attractions in Aberdeenshire and Moray

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    Visiting Scotland’s tourist attractions can be an expensive business, especially for those visitors travelling with a family. In this article you will discover a list of completely free-to-visit attractions in Aberdeenshire and Moray that are suitable for all ages, including historic buildings, walking routes, museums, and public parks.

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  • Aberdeen Travel Information – Essential Advice

    Aberdeen Travel Information – Essential Advice

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    Although the city is best known for its links to the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen also has a vibrant nightlife and extensive shopping areas, as well as fascinating history in the old part of the town such as Aberdeen University which dates back to 1495. Discover how to travel to and around Aberdeen with this concise guide.

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  • Banff Heritage Trail

    Banff Heritage Trail

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    Take a walk through the historic harbour town of Banff in northeast Scotland with this heritage trail which leads you through the historic town centre as well as along the coastline and the harbour. There’s a huge amount of history in this wee town including a pre-reformation market cross, a tollbooth, the gorgeous 18th-century Duff House, and of course the lovely harbour which now mainly serves leisure craft.

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  • Braemar

    Braemar

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    Braemar is a small village in Aberdeenshire that is located near the River Dee. The village is a popular tourist destination due to the number of outdoor activities on offer with hikers using the village as a base to explore Glen Tilt, Glen Dee, Glen Derry and Glen Feshie. The annual Highland Games Gathering is held in Braemar on the first Saturday in September and is traditionally attended by members of the British royal family.

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  • Cullen

    Cullen

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    Although the fishing village of Cullen in Moray is famous for its Cullen Skink soup, visitors can also enjoy its golden beaches and extensive golf course. Discover this hidden gem in Banffshire with this guide which includes an overview and good-to-know visiting advice.

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  • Dallas Dhu Distillery

    Dallas Dhu Distillery

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    Step back in time with a visit to Dallas Dhu distillery, the 19th-century whisky distillery that became a tourist attraction after spirit production ended in 1983. Discover the historic attraction in this guide which includes an overview and helpful visiting advice.

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  • Duff House

    Duff House

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    Duff House is a magnificent Georgian mansion situated in the north-Scotland coastal town of Banff. The mansion is home to a large collection of artworks and is managed by Historic Environment Scotland. Discover this grand mansion house with this guide which includes an overview and helpful visiting advice.

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  • Dunnottar Castle

    Dunnottar Castle

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    Dunnottar Castle is set on a dramatic clifftop overlooking the North Sea near the coastal town of Stonehaven. The 15th-century castle was the home of the Earls Marischal and it offers a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s past.

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  • Elgin Cathedral

    Elgin Cathedral

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    Named the ‘Lantern of the North’, Elgin Cathedral has dominated the Morayshire town of Elgin for nearly 800 years and is one of the city’s top attractions. Discover this fascinating cathedral in this guide which includes an overview and helpful visiting advice.

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  • Lossiemouth East Beach

    Lossiemouth East Beach

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    Lossiemouth East Beach is situated on the shores of the coastal village of Lossiemouth in the Morayshire region of northeast Scotland. This wide, golden expanse of clean sand is a popular spot for summer tourists, but it’s also worth visiting at all times of year for anyone looking for an enjoyable walk by the sea.

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  • Portsoy

    Portsoy

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    Portsoy Harbour is a picturesque 17th-century fishing harbour on the Moray coastline which hosts the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival annually in July. Discover the historic village of Portsoy with this guide which includes an overview and useful visiting tips.

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  • Scotland’s Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

    Scotland’s Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

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    The scenic region of Aberdeenshire on the northeast corner of Scotland is a firm favourite with visitors thanks to the remarkable number of historic castles dotted around the coastline. Discover Scotland’s castle trail in Aberdeenshire with this guide which includes facts about each castle on the trail along with the history of Scottish castles and advice about visiting castles in Aberdeenshire.

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