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    New homes in Aberdeenshire Area Guide

    Welcome to our Aberdeenshire area guide, designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of this stunning region in the northeast of Scotland. From its historic castles and picturesque fishing villages to its scenic coastline and rolling hills, Aberdeenshire offers a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions. As a leading provider of new build homes in Aberdeenshire, we take pride in showcasing the very best this region has to offer, including its thriving communities, local amenities, and exciting activities. So, whether you’re looking for your dream home or simply want to explore all that Aberdeenshire has to offer, we invite you to join us on this journey of discovery.


    Our Aberdeenshire area guide looks at various highlights and practical details, such as transport links, property prices, schooling, and more, in this beautiful Scottish county. Discover more below.

    Parks & Green Spaces

    Aberdeenshire is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting a rugged coastline spanning over 200 km with breathtaking scenery, sheltered bays, and lively fishing villages. The Cairngorms also offer stunning landscapes, mountains, and tranquil forests, perfect for those seeking peace and seclusion. For water sports enthusiasts and anglers, the coastline, lochs, and rivers offer endless opportunities, while the mountains boast two ski centres and numerous golf courses.


    The unspoilt wilderness of the entire county is a paradise for walkers, climbers, and cyclists. Additionally, Aberdeenshire is steeped in history, making it a perfect destination for leisurely activities. Those interested in exploring the rich history can follow the castle trail, which covers all 20 castles in the area.

    Things to do

    Aberdeenshire offers a wealth of activities and attractions to explore. Aberdeen itself has a vibrant city centre with high street shops, a huge number of bars and restaurants and a bustling cultural scene with museums, art galleries and theatres to discover.


    For those interested in history, there are plenty of castles and historical sites to visit, such as the iconic Dunnottar Castle or the 16th-century Craigievar Castle.  The region is also known for its stunning coastline, with picturesque fishing villages like Portsoy and Pennan, as well as sandy beaches like Balmedie and Newburgh. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking in the Cairngorms National Park, skiing at the Lecht ski resort, or taking a scenic drive along the North East 250 route. 


    Whisky lovers can also indulge in a distillery tour and tasting at some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries, including Glenfiddich and Macallan. Overall, Aberdeenshire offers a diverse range of activities and sights to explore for visitors of all interests.


    Foodies will also delight in the fresh produce available in Aberdeenshire. The area is home to an array of wonderful eateries, markets, and farm shops, providing an opportunity to savour the region’s gastronomic delights. You can enjoy savouring the world-renowned Aberdeen Angus Beef or relishing the freshest seafood caught in the North Sea.


    Aberdeenshire is an excellent location for those seeking high-quality education. The region offers a wide range of options, both public and private, from primary schools to higher education institutions. For those interested in private education, Robert Gordon’s College, Albyn School, and Lathallan School are all highly-regarded. 


    Meanwhile, public schools such as Cult’s Academy and Banchory Academy perform particularly well, while Aberdeen Grammar School and Westhill Academy also have good reputations. The region is also home to the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, both of which offer exceptional opportunities for higher education. Overall, Aberdeenshire has a wealth of excellent educational options that are sure to meet the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds.


    Due to its excellent location, Aberdeenshire offers plenty of travel options including plenty of A-roads as well as train stations and airports providing travel to the rest of Scotland and further afield. If you require public transport, Aberdeenshire offers a variety of bus services between different towns and villages alongside a number of local train routes.


    Good train links serve the Aberdeenshire area: hourly trains take you from Aberdeen to Kings Cross in about 7 hours, to Edinburgh in 2 and a half hours and to Huntly in 50 minutes. Twice hourly services run to Aberdeen from Inverurie, taking 21 minutes, and from Stonehaven, taking just 16 minutes.

    New built homes in Aberdeenshire

    You can contact us today if you are considering buying a property in Aberdeenshire For all your property requirements, you can rely on the expertise of our skilled team at Muir Homes.


    Developments in Aberdeenshire Area Guide


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