One of the first places to visit in the Grampian area is the Cairngorms National Park. Twice the size of the Lake District, it is home to five out of the six highest mountains in the UK. This makes it an ideal place for skiing, rock climbing, and hiking.
There are many museums to choose from for a day out, including Satrosphere Science Centre in Aberdeen, the Macduff Marine Aquarium, the Gordon Highlanders Museum, and the Blairs Museum, which explores Scotland’s Catholic heritage. There is something to suit all sorts of interests, from the Grampian Transport Museum and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum to the Grampian Toy and Dollhouse Museum.
Golfers will be in their element, with a range of courses including Inverurie Golf Course, Huntly Golf Club, and Fraserburgh Golf Club. Whisky fans can take a tour of one of the distilleries, such as the Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre, the traditional Glenglassaugh Distillery, or the Fettercairn Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distilleries.