The Grampian Highlands of north east Scotland are a beautiful area of highland landscapes, vast, empty beaches and excellent links golf courses. The Grampian Mountains are perfect for so many sports and activities, and a self catering flat in Aberdeen gives you access to both the beautiful city itself and the rural marvels of the region.
The coastal regions that you will discover from a holiday rental property in Aberdeen and Grampians will be some of the most wild, unspoilt and fascinating in the whole of the UK. Dotted with tiny fishing villages, marinas and remote, hardy Aberdeen cottages, the Aberdeen and Grampian coast cannot fail to endear visitors. If you would like to really escape to an idyllic spot in the UK, a coastal cottage to rent in Aberdeen and Grampian is a perfect solution, allowing you to fish, play golf or sail in absolute peace. The beaches are never crowded by any stretch of the imagination, letting you enjoy the summer sun to yourself. The coast allows for some excellent sailing, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and even scuba diving holidays too.
The Grampian Mountains are an outdoor activity haven, with countless miles of walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails accessible from accommodation in Aberdeen and Grampian. Equestrianism is strong in the region, and there are plenty of riding stables from which to enjoy a riding holiday, whether with your own horse or on a hireling. Fishing also thrives from cottages to rent in Aberdeen and Grampian. There are endless lochs, rivers and fishing beaches to select from.
Inland, castles dominate the landscape, with countless monuments to Scotland’ history clearly visible from any of the houses to rent in Aberdeen and Grampian. Some of Scotland’s most impressive castles, from the magical Craigievar to the imposing beauty of Kildrummy, can be found in the region, and if you are really keen on exploring the best of Scotland’s castles, a self catering flat in Aberdeen is the perfect base.
Golf is also a hugely popular activity to enjoy from a self catering house to rent in Aberdeen and Grampian. There are 25 links golf courses along the Aberdeen and Grampian coast, as well as a further 45 inland courses, ranging from the Royal Aberdeen Golf Course to Dufftown, home to the highest tee in Scotland.
The Malt Whiskey Trail is a wonderful tour of the eight whiskey distilleries of Aberdeen and Grampian. The individual traditions, folklore and recipes of the distilleries in the area make for a fantastic tour, especially if you enjoy a tipple on occasion, and well worth doing from any self catering flats in Aberdeen and Grampian.
During the winter, Aberdeen and Grampians properties are a favourite for skiing and snowboarding in Scotland too. Glenshee is Scotland’s most extensive ski area, catering for every level of skier, snowboarder and cross-country skier.
Aberdeen boasts one of Scotland’s most beautiful skylines. Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, and the old town centre is worth a visit at any time of year from a self catering flat in Aberdeen, or accommodation anywhere in the surrounding area. Aberdeen is known for its excellent shopping and for its wonderful restaurants, and throughout the year, there are a huge range of cultural events and festivities, which attract visitors to Aberdeen accommodation from miles around.
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) receives flights to Aberdeen from 37 European destinations including London, Manchester (MAN), Norwich (NWI), Birmingham (BHX), Southampton(SOU) and East Midlands (EMA), so finding a flight to Aberdeen from home should not be difficult. If you would prefer not to catch a flight to Aberdeen, there are excellent road and rail links.