North East Scotland is a wild land, off the beaten track of the tourist route through the Highlands and home to the magnificent Cairngorm mountain range. This region is a fantastic choice for a luxury break for nature lovers; whether you love day-long mountain treks or relaxed walks through heritage trails, this area is perfect for you. The North East is also one of the finest places to enjoy golf, with over 70 golf courses in the Aberdeenshire and Grampian area alone.
The Granite City and Royal Roots
Aberdeen City is a place with a strong industrial heritage and awash with granite architecture, but as soon as you step out into the Shire you’ll find nature and tranquillity. The area is loved by the Royal Family, and it’s easy to see why: a place where you can see golden eagles soaring high above the stunning Cairngorms, or observe bottlenose dolphins playing off the Banffshire coast.
The Untamed Land of Moray
Moray is Macbeth Country, and also plays a huge part in the Malt Whisky industry in Scotland, with about half of all of Scotland’s distilleries such as Glenfiddich and The Macallan. This is a fantastic place to take your luxury Scottish holiday if you’re a lover of whisky. The Malt Whisky Trail is a signposted route which takes you through eight of these distilleries, and is great fun. Elgin also has a beautifully eerie ruined Cathedral.
A Historic Getaway in Angus
Taking your luxury self-catering getaway in Angus can also be a great choice. The county of Angus is otherwise known as “Scotland’s Birthplace.” This area is a history lover’s dream destination; learn about the fascinating ancient Pictish people, who inhabited this land, and discover their mysterious carved stones.
Top attractions in North East Scotland:
• Enjoy deliciously fresh hand dived scallops set on the picturesque Stonehaven harbour at Tolbooth seafood restaurant.
• Take a trip into Aberdeen city early for a morning of shopping, then spend the afternoon relaxing on Aberdeen beach with a picnic.
• St. Cyrus beach is a stunning, remote sandy beach which can be reached by a winding, zig zag path down the cliffs. In July, you can see the rare Scottish clustered bellflower.
If you’re considering taking a luxury break in Moray, Aberdeenshire or Angus you will likely find yourself staying in a cosy luxury log cabin or even a magnificent country house.