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Explore royal castles from Aberdeen Railway Station

Aberdeen Railway Station is the busiest station in Scotland and from here you can explore over 300 castles that Aberdeenshire has to offer. Their presence demonstrates the strategic importance this corner of Scotland held through centuries of invasions, wars and rebellions. Most of the castles can still be seen and visited, including the most famous of all - Balmoral Castle - which has been the summer residence of the Royal Family since the 19th Century.

Full-flavoured food and drink

This region is renowned for its world-class local produce, such as the famous Aberdeen Angus beef, traditional shortbread and Cullen Skink - a traditional thick soup, made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onion. If you prefer fresh fish you can enjoy fine dining at the harbour mouth, or more contemporary menus in one of the quirky cafes or coastal pubs dotted around the city.

Get spooked in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is famed for having numerous spots in the city thought to be haunted, and ghost walks with a guide are a particularly interesting way to start your evening before a night in one of the local pubs or restaurants. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Aberdeen Rail Station? Travelodge Aberdeen Central Justice Mill Lane Hotel, and Travelodge Aberdeen Central Hotel are both ideally located.