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The Grampian region is made up of the traditional counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire (Mearns), and Moray (Elginshire). It was named after the Grampian Mountains. These extend from the southwest Highlands to the Moray Firth. Grampian is an adaptation of the Latin name Mons Graupius. Recorded by the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus as the site of the defeat of the native Caledonians by Gnaeus Julius Agricola circa 83 CE.

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MARCH - MAY High 2.18°c Low -2.87°c Precipitation 0mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 11.53°c Low 6.63°c Precipitation 0mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 7.59°c Low 2.79°c Precipitation 0mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 1.74°c Low -3.07°c Precipitation 0mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Grampian

It possess the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Aberdeenshire is the wealthiest British region outside London in terms of GDP per capita. The other sights are the Grampians distinctive Renaissance castles, with their small windows and tiny turrets. The most famous among them is Balmoral Castle. Purchased by Queen Victoria as a summer residence, and still one of the Royal Family's most popular castles. In a different style, Duff House is one of Scotland's great Georgian mansions.

Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city. Situated at the mouth of the Dee River, it is known for its granite quarries, fishing industry and sea port. Aberdeen is also known as the Oil Capital of Europe due to the abundant supply of crude oil which is found in the North Sea. he nearby Forest of Stocket was given to the city of Aberdeen in a gesture of thanks by Robert the Bruce who had sheltered there during the period in which he was outlawed. Aberdeen is also known as the ‘Flower of Scotland’ due to it’s amazing parks and gardens

Elgin

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As you walk the streets of the Scottish town of Elgin, you’ll discover that the town’s beautifully preserved architecture creates a wonderful sense of charm whilst at the same time providing a glimpse into the history of this ancient Scottish settlement. Today the Royal Burgh of Elgin, which was established within the country of Moray, has become a bustling commercial capital. The ancient burgh of Elgin in Scotland was created by Alexander II during the 1300s. It didn’t take long for it to grow into a thriving young town along the Lossie River.

Cruden Bay Village

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Cruden Bay village, located in Aberdeenshire of Scotland, is probably best known for its excellent golf course. This stunning coastal village is a wonderful vacation retreat for those who prefer a quieter environment to that of the buzzing cities of Scotland. Fondly known as the “Granite City”, Cruden Bay has a reputation as a top oil hub. One of the first attractions you are likely to notice in Cruden Bay is the Church of St James, standing proudly on Chapel Hill. This interesting parish was constructed back in 1842 with some sections dating further back to 1100.

LOCAL CUISINE

Nature provides the ingredients for Aberdeenshire’s “water of life”. Whether it’s the toasted barley from the fertile farmlands, the ice-clear mountain water from burns and springs, the smoky peats and heather honey from heath and moors, or simply the sparkling fresh air – the whisky distilleries are busy bottling the essence of this beautiful place.

GETTING HERE

No matter where you start your journey in Scotland, the Grampians are simple to get to by car. With so many transport options, the Grampians have never been easier to get to. The region can be reached by road, rail, sea or air and when you get here the region is easily accessible by public transport, taxi or car. As the gateway to the Highlands, and only a 2 hours’ drive to Edinburgh or Glasgow, The Grampians are the perfect point to start your Scottish journey.