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has a rich prehistoric and historic heritage. It is the locus
of a large number of Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Since medieval times there have been a number of crossings of
the Mounth (a spur of mountainous land that extends from the higher
inland range to the North Sea slightly north of Stonehaven) through
present day Aberdeenshire from the Scottish Lowlands to the Highlands.
Some of the most well known and historically important trackways
are the Causey Mounth and Elsick Mounth.
Some facts about Aberdeenshire:
Aberdeenshire has more castles per acre than any other
part of the UK- 70 castles in total.
More hoards of medieval coins have been found in Aberdeenshire
than anywhere else in the UK. It is thought that this is because
rich medieval Aberdonians buried their coins for safekeeping.
The former American president Gerald Ford once nearly drowned
when he fell into the River Dee while salmon fishing some years
Aberdeenshire is one of the best places in the world to
see the "Northern lights". The natural coloured light display
typical of the polar zone can be seen between September and October,
and March and April.
history has it that the warrior Macbeth was slain in battle at
game known as water polo was first played in the River Dee in
1863, the players used a pig's bladder as a ball.
Robert Louis Stevenson (the Author) was on holiday in Braemar,
Aberdeenshire, in 1881, when he painted a picture of an imaginary
island to entertain his stepson. Suddenly, the island became alive
in his imagination, and he started writing the famous story "Treasure
Here are just some places to visit in and around Aberdeenshire:
Welch Winter Gardens
Duthie Park, Polmuir Road Aberdeen
Aberdeen-Grampian, Scotland AB11 7TH
Scotland AB37 9AX
Home Farm, Monymusk Aberdeen
Scotland AB51 7HL.
Castle (Grounds & Exhibitions)
Scotland AB35 5TB
Castle & Gardens
Tarves Ellon Aberdeen-Grampian,
Scotland AB54 4NQ