Aberdeenshire has more castles per acre than any other part of Scotland. There are more than 300 so if you love your castles this is the place to come. It is home to Balmoral Castle where the Royal Family spend many of their holidays. Disused railways lines like the Formartin and Buchan Way and the Deeside Way provide excellent traffic-free cycling. There are also miles and miles of quiet roads through the region's extensive farming country.
Formartin and Buchan Way Travel Feature
53 miles of flat, traffic-free cycling on a disused railway line from Dyce to Fraserburg, with plenty to see and do along the way.
This cycle route takes in two castles, the Grampian Transport Museum, standing stones, a ride on a narrow gauge railway and plenty of quiet country roads. I also enjoyed the experience of cycling through a snow storm.