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Fife Arms, Braemar
Arguably most famous as one of Scotland's most popular fishing areas, Aberdeenshire is brimming with opportunities to relax, explore, learn and enjoy travel. From its dramatic coastline to its many, many castles (including Slains Castle - the inspiration for Bram Stocker's Count Dracula), Aberdeenshire is a fascinating destination for holidaymakers. Stretching from the Cairngorms to a spectacular coastline, Aberdeenshire is the place where you can visit inspiring cities as well as watch dolphins leap across the waves. Explore great estates, expanses of moorland, ancient Caledonian forests, rolling farmland, vast dunes and wide sandy beaches - all of which have long been the sanctuary of royalty and for good reason. The history of the area is fascinating while the natural environment is enchanting. Not only that, but the area is blessed with superb local produce, perhaps most notably, the salmon from the snow-fed waters of the Dee and the Don. It's also well known for its porridge, its beef from Aberdeen Angus cows and its butter. All of this contributes to its strong reputation for hospitality. Romantic escapes, solo trips, family getaways and quality time with friends are all part and parcel of a Scottish escape to Aberdeenshire if you head to the likes of Douneside House, Ramsay Arms Hotel or The Fife Arms.