Things to to in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
Found your dream new home and thinking of moving to Aberdeenshire? Located in the North East of Scotland. With beautiful coastlines, ancient castles, rivers, golf courses, sea life, and more, this area has lots on offer for all ages and interests
All our new homes are within 20-30 minutes of Aberdeen City Centre, which mean you get the perfect blend of city and rural living.
Aberdeenshire has good transport links by road and rail; connecting you to all major cities across the UK. Edinburgh & Glasgow are both just an two-and-a-half-hour drive away by car. Whilst Aberdeen Airport has flights to over 45 destinations across the World.
Veitchi Homes have 3 developments throughout Aberdeenshire. Ceann Tor Park, located in Kintore just 12 miles North West of Aberdeen city centre. Our biggest development with a range of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes for sale. Finnercy Park, 13 miles west of Aberdeen has 3 exquisite detached family homes. Two, 5 bedroom family homes at our Easter Durris development in the much sought after hamlet of Kirkton of Durris, 13 miles South West of Aberdeen.
Scotland is well known for having a first class education that’s accessible to all. In the Aberdeenshire area there are 248 schools, with many colleges spread throughout the city. Both Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen, which is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, also located in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is known for it’s oil; but it’s also got world leading research centres, a thriving food and leisure industry, and a growing reputation for digital technology and development.
Places to Visit
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the Sea. Following a multi-million-pound expansion and refurbishment in 1997. Located in the historic Ship row in the heart of the city, near the harbour. With collections covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history and displays on the North Sea Oil industry. This popular museum cleverly combines award-winning modern design and hands-on interactives with fascinating displays in the atmospheric 16th-century Provost Ross’s House.
Enjoy a selection of Fair-Trade teas and coffees, an assortment of fresh cakes and homemade scones, snacks and light meals as well as a tasty children’s menu.
Visit the Museum Shop for a wide range of gifts and souvenirs and specialist’s selection of books relating to Aberdeen’s local history.
If you like the great outdoors, there’s plenty of adventures to be found right on your doorstep.
Cairngorms National Park
Situated in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest park in the UK; with 5 of the highest mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs and an abundance of wildlife.
The park is popular for activities such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, and canoeing. For the Hillwalkers there are 55 Munros with two of Scotland’s great trails; The Speyside Way and the Cateran Trail, passing through the park.
Love Snowsports? More people come to Ski at The Cairngorms than any other resort in the UK. Experts and intermediates alike will feel right at home on the classic black and red runs.
Visit The Cairngorms website to get the complete list of things to do!
Go Ape Crathes
Go Ape is the UK’s number one forest adventure. Set in the heart of Aberdeenshire, get in touch you’re your inner Tarzan and enjoy a stunning backdrop while you navigate your way from tree to tree. The longest zip line is 125 meters but make sure you keep an eye out for the hair-raising skateboard zip line.
Once you finished climbing the tree’s you’re free to explore the number of walks available to get you out and about in the stunning landscape. It’s a day out you won’t forget.
Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool
This Olympic sized heated open-air swimming pool certainly has the fun factor. It’s a great day for families if are looking for something a bit different in Aberdeenshire. Open from May to September you can enjoy the water with your friends and family. Jump on the floats at the fun session for kids, there’s a paddling pool for younger children, and splash café to keep everyone fed and watered on your day out.
It’s not just for kids though, there is an aqua disco swim from 10 pm to midnight for those looking for a to swim under the stars and daily quiet sessions.
Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports
Located in Garthdee, the Snowsports venue boasts Aberdeen’s only dry ski slope offering skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages and abilities. The perfect place for children’s parties in the popular Hobbit Hut with the option to take in tubing sessions! Not into snow sports? There are also Astroturf Football Pitches.
With so much to see and do in the Aberdeen area, now is the perfect time to consider finding your new dream home. Contact us to book a viewing or if you have any other questions about our Veitchi Homes in Aberdeenshire.