Including Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park

EATING Where to taste the region’s best produce

SLEEPING Accommodation with character and colour

IN DEPTH How to make the very most of your visit

CAR-FREE Tips for exploring by bus, train, bike or on foot

A LOCAL APPROACH Folklore, history, arts and traditions

Local expert Rebecca Gibson provides all the practical information you need to slow down and properly enjoy a distinctive corner of Britain. But, more than that, she digs deeper to find less-trodden places, offering lots of wildlife watching tips and sharing the stories of passionate people who live and work here. 

Whether taking Rebecca’s favourite walks through hushed pinewoods, swirling a dram of whisky, watching bottlenose dolphins splash and tumble or discovering ancient stone circles and Pictish carvings, you’ll find Slow Travel North East Scotland goes far beyond conventional guidebooks in celebrating one of Scotland’s most diverse areas.

“My Slow travel guide is written as though I’m walking along with you, dropping in history, folklore and other nuggets along the way. There are castles, beaches, museums, distilleries and also plenty of opportunities to eat cake.

Rather than rushing around and ticking off top sights, Slow travel is about taking the time to find lesser known spots and really connect with the places you visit. With relatively few famous locations and countless undiscovered ones, I knew North East Scotland would be an excellent member of Bradt’s Slow series.

One walk at a time, I’ve rummaged for special places you wouldn’t know about unless you take the time and effort to find them. I hope that whether your interest is homegrown food, hidden castles or ancient stone carvings, you’ll discover something special.”