Tourist Facilities

Tourists are well catered for in Deeside and there are plenty of friendly places to stay from hotels and B&Bs to hostels, self-catering apartments and campsites. There are equally plenty of good places to eat with restaurants, cafes and pubs to suit all tastes, and a wide range of visitor attractions and shops. There are Tourist Information Centres at Braemar, Crathie, Ballater and Banchory.

Travelling around the area is easy too: the road network is excellent and there are good public transport links from Braemar to Aberdeen.

To find out more about tourist services and facilities click on the links below.


Aberdeen & Grampian Tourist Board

Royal Deeside website  (events, accommodation & other tourist facilities)

Scottish Youth Hostel Association

Independent hostels

Local attractions

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

General attractions and activities in Aberdeenshire, including Deeside

Mar Lodge Estate - National Trust for Scotland

Historic Scotland

Public transport

  • Bus: Aberdeen-Braemar and infrequent seasonal service Pitlochry-Braemar: tel. Stagecoach Bluebird (01224) 212266. Airport in Aberdeen

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