Think you know everything there is to know about Aberdeenshire? Here are three fascinating facts you might not know!
Did you know? Castle central!
Aberdeenshire is known as Scotland’s Castle Country. With over 300 castles and ruins, there are more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. The ruins of Dunnottar Castle are a popular spot for a stunning photo opportunity. For over 1000 years, Dunnottar Castle played a crucial role in Scottish history, as did many of the castles found in Aberdeenshire.
Did you know? Astronomical firsts!
In 1869, Aberdeen born astronomer Sir David Gill, took one of the few pictures of the moon first uncovered in the 19th century from a small observatory with a 12-inch telescope, both of which he built himself. This capture brought him fame and success, and even some craters on the moon and mars named after him.
Did you know? Coin collector!
We recommend bringing a metal detector on your next trip to Aberdeenshire. It’s been noted that more medieval coins have been discovered in Aberdeen than anywhere else in the UK. In fact, one collection alone of over 12,000 silver coins were discovered, dated from the reigns of Alexander III and Edward III.
Discover the most exciting things to do in Aberdeenshire in this month’s The Scots Magazine (CLICK HERE)