The old City' of Aberdeen is the capital of the Grampian region, and one of Scotland's major urban areas, often known as the Granite City. In the days before oil was discovered in the North Sea, this region of Scotland depended on farming, fishing, and the textile industries. But these were the original means to feed and clothe the body, food for the soul and Scotch whisky for the spirit of relaxation. Whisky was distilled in abundance here and still is, for this is whisky country and there are many distilleries offering a variety of regional spirits. Most distilleries offer visitor 'tasting tours'.
If you can still stand upright after visiting the distilleries, take in some of Grampian's castles, visit Cawdor Castle, Darnaway, Fyvie, Dunnottar, Kildrummy, and many more. However if historic buildings aren't your cup of tea or bevvy why not take in the Highland Games at Braemar? Here you can see athletes competing in traditional Highland sports of strength and agility such as tossing the caber, and listen to traditional Scottish music. Nearby is Scotland's newest national park, The Cairngorms, which is building a reputation as an activity centre for winter sports.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in Grampian you have plenty of choice. Grampian is well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rentals including studios, apartments, cottages, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find suitable holiday homes in Grampian and book your choice direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.