No matter how you are travelling to Aberdeen you will be amazed by the prominence of the dramatic scenery, historical attractions aplenty and a broad mixture of cultural and outdoor activities on offer when you arrive. Unquestionably, seeing Aberdeenshire in a motorhome allows you the freedom to follow the good weather and explore the great outdoors without being rooted to one spot.
Aberdeen is split between City and Shire. The City contains the areas of Peterhead, Westhill, Turriff, Banff, Portlethen Stonehaven and Macduff. The City is made up of areas such as Milltimber, Petercuter and Aberdeen.
Places To Visit In Aberdeenshire And City
- Stonehaven is a very popular tourist location in the Shire of Aberdeen. It sits on the coastline, just south of the city. Visitors can enjoy fish and chips on the sea front; a trip to Dunnottar castle which is just a short journey away; paddling and swimming in the outdoor heated swimming pool; a trip to the Tolbooth heritage museum and the Haven Fish Bar (well-known for its invention of the deep-fried Mars Bar). The town is also known for its Hogmanay festivities when the high Street comes alive with the Fireball Festival at New Year.
- Royal Deeside is known to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Scotland. It is situated in the valley of the River Dee and stretches to the Cairngorm Mountains through to Aberdeen. In the middle of Deeside is Balmoral Castle. Popular activities in Royal Deeside include: walking in the mountains, forests, moors and glens; fishing in many of the lochs and rivers or skiing in Glenshee or the Lecht.
- There are more than 300 castles in the shire and the city of Aberdeen, each with its own unique history and charm. One firm favourite is Balmoral Castle, home of the Royal family since 1852 and a place where you can enjoy wildlife, audio visual exhibitions and the castle Ballrooom. Dunotter Castle is another go-to castle in the area. The large castle ruins are set dramatically on the very edge of the North-Sea coastline and are home to some of the most interesting and compelling Scottish history. Crathes Castle in Banchory is a popular destination for families. The 16th century castle is surrounded by woodland with towers and turrets and beautiful gardens around it.
- If you’re looking to visit Aberdeenshire in a motorhome in Summer, the Aberdeen area plays host to the Highland Games where visitors can see kilts, pipers and traditional games galore. Some of the most popular include: the Aboyne Highland games; Braemar highland Gathering; Tomintoul games; Pitlochory Highland Games and Drumtochty Highland Games.
- There are many museums dotted around the area including; Aberdeen Maritime Museum next to the harbour; Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park and for classic car lovers there is Grampian Transport Museum.
- Aberdeen Art Gallery, Duthie Park ( home to Winter Gardens where there is one of Europe’s biggest indoor gardens) and science and discovery centre, Strasophere are all places to take the family on your visit to Aberdeen.
Visiting Aberdeen In A Motorhome
There are many areas of Aberdeen where you can take along your motorhome. There are also places where you can go wild camping in the area. Below are three motorhome friendly sites for when you are visiting Aberdeenshire in a Motorhome.
Ballater Caravan And Camping Site, Anderson Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5QW.
The site is set in Royal Deeside close to the River Dee and Ballater Golf Course; it is also very close to the town of Ballater and Balmoral Castle. Other attractions close by include the Cairngorms National Park; whisky distilleries and some of the best highland game venues.
Facilities include: electrical hook-ups; hard-standing pitches; showers; toilet block, as well as laundry and washing up provisions. Dogs are welcome at this site and there is also a kid’s playground and a games room.
Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Caravan Club Site. Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven, AB39 2RD.
The site is conveniently located on the coast of Stonehaven where there is access to a wide assortment of tourist information; shops; restaurants; outdoor swimming pool Dunnottar Castle and a golf course.
Facilities on the site include electrical hook-ups, hard-standing pitches; disabled facilities and fully serviced pitches. Dogs are permitted and there is internet access; toilets and showers; laundry and washing up provisions.
Fraserburgh Esplanade Caravan Park, The Esplanade, Harbour Road, Fraserburgh, AB34 9TB.
The site is close to a leisure centre and swimming complex as well as 18 and 9 hole golf courses, available to non-members. The site is suited to those looking for a spot of bird watching; water sports; cycling and walking. There is also a play area, supermarket and café close to the site as well as fresh fish readily available from a number of outlets.
Facilities include: internet access; sea views; a beach, water sports, fishing on site and boating close by. There are 9 fully serviced stances and 28 with electrical hook-ups. Toilets, showers and laundry facilities are also on the site.
So, whether you’re wanting to visit Aberdeenshire in a motorhome or take a trip across the UK, at Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld, we can offer advice and tips designed to make your trip easier. Get in touch to find out more.