Local Information

This page provides information about the Aberdeenshire area,  including accommodation and things to do. Travel information is provided elsewhere.


A good website listing accommodation in Aberdeen City and Shire is http://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/.

Some further suggestions are also given below.


We are pleased to be associated with the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel to offer reduced price hotel rooms from Thursdays to Sundays during the festival. Please contact [email protected]

  • Single Room £45.00 B&B
  • Twin/Double Room £60.00 B&B

bed and breakfast

Bed and breakfast accommodation in the city of Aberdeen


Self-catering cottages in beautiful countryside


things to do


  • Peacock Visual Arts
    Peacock Visual Arts is the main contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland.
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Aberdeen Art Gallery opened in 1885. In its elegant marble-lined interior is displayed a varied collection of works of art, including outstanding examples of Modern Art, and work by the Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists. Visitors can also see contemporary craft, Aberdeen silver and a wide range of decorative art.
  • Limousine Bull
    Limousine Bull is a committee-run artists’ collective which has been resident in Torry in Aberdeen since January 2005.
  • North East Open Studios
    North East Open Studios is an award winning collective of artists, makers and galleries based in northeast Scotland, who open their doors to the public yearly.


The Cairngorms National Park has the largest area of arctic mountain landscape in the UK at its heart, with diverse communities around it. It is home to 16,000 people and 25% of Britain’s threatened birds, animals, and plants. It includes moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs and glens.


Aberdeenshire is full of beautiful visitable castles and country homes – Crathes, Fyvie, Castle Fraser, Craigievar, Dunnotar to name but a few…


The Aberdeenshire coast is peppered with attractive fishing villages such as Pennan, the film location for Local Hero, and Portsoy. Inland there are also many attractive villages and areas to visit such as Royal Deeside.


Further ideas can be found through the following websites