Scotland's best on your doorstep

With so much to do and see in and around Aberdeen City & Shire, we hope you'll stay a while and come back for more. 

And needless to say, whatever takes your fancy, our hotel staff can help arrange it all for you.

Here are just a few ideas for things to do and see - you're spoilt for choice.

Golf

In Aberdeen City & Shire you can play a links course one day, a heathland course the next, with a parkland course for the third day. And forty of them are within forty minutes drive of our three Skene House Hotels.

Castles

Take in the striking castles in and around Aberdeen: there are over 300 to visit, from regal residences to dramatic ruins perched on clifftops.

Whisky

Aberdeen City & Shire (Highland whisky region) and Moray (Speyside whisky region), an easy day trip from Skene House Hotels, boast more working distilleries than the rest of Scotland put together. Every whisky has its own unique character, just like each Skene House, and discovering each one is a seriously fun business. We're always keen to share our love of a dram and we'll create a bespoke whisky tasting or tour just for you. 

Activities

Turn Aberdeen City & Shire into your very own adventure playground and make a memorable short break with family or friends. Go totally off-road on a quadbike, or even a tractor. Make like Robin Hood with a spot of archery. Clobber some clays with a twelve bore. Swap it for a paintball gun and splat your best friends. And if you've never tried axe-throwing here's your chance to sling some serious steel.