Activities abound here, whether you wish to fish the Deveron or try some adventurous North Sea angling while watching dolphins on the Moray coast.
Stroll over some of Scotland’s finest golf courses at Duff House Royal, Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen challenging championship standards or the less formidable Turriff or Tairlair, all in unspoilt settings.
You may wish to explore the character of our coastal villages from Pennan to Portsoy, or visit our renowned architectural heritage and ancient castles of Fyvie Huntly, Duff House and Haddo. Or why not indulge in pure Scottish hospitality by meandering through our Glens - Glenfiddoch, Gelndronnach, Glenlivet where the very best of Scottish barley is turned into the water of life - distilled to perfection for you to taste.
Activities are many and varied in Aberdeenshire from swimming our shores and pools in summer, skiing at the Lecht and Glenshee in winter or calmly gliding over the north-east’s scenic terrain. Turriff also offers a wide choice of sport and leisure. Golf, bowling, swimming, play park, sports centre, horse riding and trekking, tennis, cycling, shooting, fishing and shopping. Aberdeen, locally called the Granite City for the famous architecture is only 45 minutes from the Ardmiddle Mains cottages where the entertainment is endless. From the renowned Duthie park gardens to the culture of theatre, music hall the Beach Esplanade, restaurants and shopping galore.
- Turriff Show – www.turriffshow.org
- Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival – www.stbfportsoy.com
- Taste of Grampian – www.tasteofgrampian.co.uk
- Doric Festival – www.thedoricfestival.com
- Braemar Highland Games – www.braemargathering.org
- Highland Games – www.shga.co.uk
- Aberdeenshire events – www.aberdeencity.gov.uk