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Rural Retreats in North East Scotland

The North East of Scotland (including Aberdeenshire, Angus & Dundee) has a unique heritage and culture. It offers the visitor everything that is quintessentially Scottish from whisky distilleries and castles to Highland Games and golf courses. Highlights include:

  • STUNNING SCENERY - rolling hills of the Angus Glens, the Cairngorm National Park, scenic Speyside and Royal Deeside, plus miles of unspoilt coastline with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches.
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - scenic walks, golf, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, skiing at the Lecht and Glenshee.
  • ATTRACTIONS - Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail, Malt Whisky Trail, clifftop Dunnottar Castle, Balmoral Castle (summer residence for HM The Queen), ancient Arbroath Abbey, Glamis Castle (childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother ), charming Kirriemuir (the childhood home of J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan), Pictish stones.

Angus & Aberdeenshire, Scotland St Cyrus beach / Puffins / Loch Brandy

  • WILDLIFE - many RSPB reserves and the magnificent Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve
  • CITY OF DUNDEE - culturally vibrant with the new V&A Dundee museum, Frigate Unicorn, RRS Discovery, McManus Art Gallery and Museum, and the Verdant Works

Staying with Scotland’s Best B&Bs is the perfect way to explore this area. You can be sure of high standards and enjoy a rural retreat with a very personal, warm welcome from your hosts.

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in Angus and Dundee

Newton Farm Holidays Scotland

Newton Farm Holidays

This 4 Star GOLD authentic working family farm is conveniently only 2 miles off the A90 between Dundee and Forfar in the scenic Angus countryside. Exclusive use accommodation with 1 spacious ground floor bedroom (1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed, ensuite shower). 'Taste of Angus' cooked breakfast. Your hosts won the Scottish Thistle Award in 2018/19 for the Most Hospitable B&B in the whole of Scotland. Winners of the Scottish Thistle Award for the Best B&B or Guest House Experience in their region for 2022/23 and for 2023/24. The family can take you on one of their award-winning farm tours to meet the animals, or you can try the Alpaca Walking Experience. You can taste local produce for lunch in the new Cart Shed food experience area. Ideal for exploring the Angus Glens, playing golf or visiting Glamis Castle and the museums of Dundee. Pets are welcome by arrangement. BOOK NOW

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in Aberdeenshire

Brandon Lodge B&B Aberdeenshire Scotland

Brandon Lodge Bed and Breakfast

This 4 Star stone cottage nestled in idyllic countryside is ideally situated for exploring the Moray coast, Speyside and Aberdeenshire. Situated near historic Portsoy harbour (3 miles) and Banff (5 miles). Also close to the North East 250 Tourist Route. 1 family suite with 2 double bedrooms upstairs, plus 1 kingsize double on the ground floor. Discover whisky distilleries, castles and standing stones, or enjoy golf, fishing, cycling and walking. Spot seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales from the coast or on local boat trips. Open all year. BOOK NOW

Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire


Rural Retreats in the Scottish Highlands (Loch Ness, Lochaber, North Coast 500, Isle of Skye)

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