Aberdeenshire is a frequently overlooked region of Scotland despite being home to over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins. It even has its own Castle Trail with 19 castles dotted along the route. If, like me, you are drawn to the coast then the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail is a spectacular road-trip that is still very much under the radar. I've driven it twice now and I can highly recommend it due to the diverse scenery, wildlife and history, it was even voted as one of the most scenic coastlines in the world by National Geographic Magazine. If you are after a city break then Aberdeen offers a very different experience to other cities in Scotland and is famous for its granite buildings and sculptures, earning it the nickname 'The Granite City'. I've yet to explore much of Aberdeenshire beyond the coast and a few castles and my following list of things to do in the area is a work in progress as I get to know this region better myself, so be sure to check back for future updates.