Monday 1st of February 2016
Looking to really soak up the local culture on your next trip to Aberdeen? We’re here to help – pick up your Easirent hire car from our Aberdeen Airport branch and take a road trip around Aberdeen and the the surrounding Shire. Why not visit some of the many historic homes in the area and soak up some of the local history and culture? Aberdeenshire has a deep connection to the Royal Family and Queen Victoria – go and uncover the secrets of the state yourself in one of the many stately homes.
Here at Easirent, we have picked out some of our favourites, just to make your decision a little easier.
1. Duff House
Located in Banffshire, Duff House is just a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our Aberdeen Airport branch. This stunning outstation of the National Galleries Scotland houses a collection of fine paintings and exquisite furniture. Designed by the renowned Scottish architect William Adam in the 1700s, Duff House stands majestically amongst beautiful rolling countryside. There are plenty of walking opportunities in the parkland surrounding the house. The hose is open to the public all year round and ticket prices start at £4.30.
2. Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Fraserburgh, home of Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Originally built for the Fraser family in the 1500s, the castle was renovated in 1787 to incorporate the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses. Open all year round, it’s definitely worth paying it a visit if you’re in the area.
3. Leith Hall, Garden and Estate
You’ll find the stunning Leith Hall, Garden and Estate in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, not too far from our Easirent branch at Aberdeen Airport. Open to the public all year round, Leith Hall, Garden and Estate is famed for its extensive herbaceous borders and its collection of alpines and primulas in the rock garden. Still a family home to this day, visitors can explore the grounds and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
4. Haddo House
Take a drive to the stunning Haddo House, an elegant stately home which was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732. A Fine example of Victorian interiors, Haddo House is noted for its antiques, paintings and furniture. Take a stroll around the gardens which are rich with lakes, monuments and wildlife.