Aberdeen(shire) & Moray

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This region between the mighty Cairngorms, the Moray Firth and the North Sea is a treasure house for castle baggers, walkers and nature lovers. Here the Picts held sway, here Robert The Bruce harried his enemies the Comyns and it was in this region that James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose clashed with the fanatical Covenanters.

Aberdeen(shire) & Moray, gently undulating farmland, deep gloomy forests and grey blue mountains (very high hills) on the horizon.

Site rating:

Although the featured attractions, sites and landmarks are always chosen by me, I have made a serious effort to differentiate 4 levels:

  • (***) This is, for whatever reason, a very personal favourite! Will definitely be on my itinerary! Could possibly be disappointing for someone else though.
  • (**)   A major must-see tourist attraction that you can find in many a brochure.
  • (*)     Worth seeing and possibly interesting if you happen to be in the vicinity.
  • (-)     A hefty dollop of imagination is a must, but it might be interesting if you know the background.

My very personal selection:

Location: Laggan / Plus code: CWF7+4P Keith

Location: Portsoy / Plus code: M8HW+JR Banff

Locations: Aviemore / Plus Code: 394W+X4C Aviemore

Location: Chapeltown / Plus code: 7P5X+VQ Ballindalloch

Location: Banchory / Plus code: 4F6X+H49 Banchory

Location: Dinnet / Plus code: 33Q8+X4, Aboyne

Location: Duffus / Plus code: MJQQ+55 Elgin

Location: Stonehaven / Plus code: WRW3+C5 Stonehaven

Location: Balhalgardy / Plus code: 8H4P+J8 Inverurie

Location: Milltown of Kildrummy / Plus code: 63MW+W5 Alford

Location: Sandend / Plus code: M6RH+XQ Banff

Location: Methlick / Plus code: CPV5+4M Ellon

Location: Huntly / Plus code: F649+28 Huntly

Location: Redcastle / Plus code: MF2Q+5M Arbroath

And than there are.......

Location: Old Deer / Plus code: GW7H+HQ8 Peterhead

Location: Alford / Plus code: 67PF+MC8 Alford

Location: Crathie / Plus code: 2QQC+V8 Crathie, Ballater

Location: Oldmeldrum / Plus code: 8MH6+752 Inverurie

Location: Aberdeen / Plus code: 3RX4+H4 Aberdeen

Location: Craigearn / Plus code: 6G3Q+5Q Inverurie

Location: Cock Bridge / Plus code: 5Q78+38R Strathdon

Location: Coull / Plus code: 455V+CCR Aboyne

Location: Kintocher / Plus code: 57FJ+MQ Alford

Location: Crathes / Plus code: 3H66+J3 Banchory

Location: Cruden Bay / Plus code: C44Q+953 Peterhead

Location: Drumoak / Plus code: 3MW6+2R Banchory

Location: Dunnydeer / Plus code: 89R3+WH Insch

Location: Dunphail / Plus code: G86R+V8G Forres

Location: Elgin / Plus code: MPGH+RX6 Elgin

Location: Elgin / Plus code: MM2V+6HW Elgin

Location: Esslemont / Plus code: 9V5P+775 Ellon

Location: Kirktown of Slains / Plus code: 9324+C3 Ellon

Location: Fyvie / Plus code: CJR7+V8V Turriff

Location: Fyvie / Plus code: CJV4+93 Turriff

Location: Glenkindie / Plus code: 62C2+73 Strathdon

Location: Aberdeen / Plus code: 4VP3+XG Aberdeen

Location: Leslie / Plus code: 886M+RX Insch

Location: Lumphanan / Plus code: 48P2+RCC Banchory

Location: Lumphanan / Plus code: 47CX+W8 Banchory

Location: Rosehearty / Plus code: MVRV+W6 Fraserburgh

Location: Huntly / Plus code: C7V6+7FF Huntly

Location: St Cyrus / Plus code: QH6G+F7 Montrose

Location: Aberdeen / Plus code: 4WX4+69 Aberdeen

Location: Pitmedden / Plus code: 8QXP+6P Ellon