Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen Airport Car Rental

Aberdeen is a coastal town in the northeast of Scotland. Human settlements have been in the area for at least 8000 years. You can reserve your hire cars online before you travel, and choose the most suitable rental car from any of our great range of Aberdeen airport car rentals in Scotland.

Things to see and do in Aberdeen

The port is central to the ancient and modern history of Aberdeen and water-based activities feature highly on any things-to-do list.  Visit the Maritime Museum to learn the history of Aberdeen and the sea, including exhibitions on the North Sea Oil Rig.  If you visit in February you might catch one of the many boat races along the River Dee. 

As with any European city, there is a wealth of heritage sites, museums, galleries, and cathedrals to be explored as you stroll through old city streets, lined with stunning architecture.  But did you know that the most haunted building in Scotland stands in Aberdeen?  Go ghost-hunting at the Tolbooth Prison Museum, if you dare.

Out and about with your Aberdeen car rental

The coastline in Aberdeen Shire is a great spot for dolphin watching.  The occasional whale sighting has also been reported.  The most beautiful beach is said to be Balmedie, a short drive north of the city.  Stroll the shore and shelter from the North Sea winds in the old World War 2 lookout bunker.  There are surfing opportunities available in many areas.  Glenshee and The Lecht are some of the best ski and snowboarding areas in the British winter.

Aberdeen Shire spans the northeast of Scotland, where most of the countrys castles still stand.  Many famous historical characters – both in the flesh and their movie incarnations – have trailed across these lands.  The Castle Trail takes you by a whopping 16 castles.  Take a picnic of the traditional Scottish haggis in your rental car and see if you can tour all 16, let alone any more of the purported 1000 castles in the whole region. 

Haggis?  Oh, it’s the heart, lungs and liver of sheet, minced with vegetables and spices, cooked in the sheeps own stomach. 

Return your hire car to your Aberdeen airport car rental desk and make sure to pick up a cookbook for your friends back home before boarding your plane. 

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