The warmest of welcomes awaits visitors to Aberdeen where the new, multi-million pound harbour with deepwater, alongside quayside is on track to open in 2020 providing increased capacity for passenger ships. A visit to Aberdeen City & Shire brings together the buzz of the city, the charm of historic towns & villages which nestle between stunning coastal vistas and majestic mountain ranges. There is lots to see and do with over 62 castles, including Balmoral Castle, Dunnotar and Slains Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Tasting notes can be shared on a visit to one of the 14 malt whisky distilleries including the world famous Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Royal Lochnagar distilleries, followed by a round of golf at one of the many superb golf courses including Royal Aberdeen, Trump International or Cruden Bay. Whether your interested in sightseeing, dolphin watching, visiting parks and gardens or enjoying local culture Aberdeen City & Shire has it all and more!