Local Attractions

The Atholl Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, Scotland's Castle and Whisky trail, undiscovered coastlines and Royal Deeside.


Amongst the main hub of the central shopping area of Union Street are several fantastic shopping centres. Included are Bon-Accord & St. Nicholas Shopping Centres, The Academy, The Trinity Centre and the newest addition of Union Square. All feature a variety of shops, restaurants and coffee areas.



Aberdeen and the surrounding Shire enjoys many wonderful golf courses - you can choose from 12 links courses including Royal Aberdeen (6th oldest golf club in the world and home of the 2014 Scottish Open), Cruden Bay and Murcar. Aberdeen is especially proud of the recently opened Trump International Golf Links, which has attracted great praise for its magnificent and unique golfing experience. Inland are an astounding selection of 45 courses, including the highest tee in Scotland at Dufftown, the new development at Ballindalloch Castle, Banchory Aboyne and many more.


Tourist Attractions

The Tourist Information Centre is at Exchange House, 26/28 Exchange Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6PH, Tel: 01224288828, email: info@visitscotland.com

Aberdeenshire is famous as the gateway to two of the most famous trails in the world - The Malt Whisky Trail and the Castle Trail. The castles and distilleries featured are really world class, and are a reason to visit Aberdeenshire in their own right.

Another popular tourist attraction is Royal Deeside, home to royal Balmoral Castle and the picturesque villages of Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar.

There are many coastal villages to explore in Aberdeen and Grampian. Tiny villages, picturesque harbours and 150-miles of unspoilt beaches line much of the coast which, together with the area's teeming wildlife (including dolphins, seals and seabirds), make the area an invigorating and uplifting holiday destination.

Additional trips and information can be found on the following sites:

VisitAberdeenAECC, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen Box Office