The Doune of Invernochty is an earthwork castle dating from around 800AD. It is a moated motte and was a stronghold of the Mormaer of Mar and is sometimes described as the 'Citadel of Mar'.
The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. It is Scotland's second International Dark Sky Park and the most northerly in the world.
This charming small hill overlooking the village of Braemar has a lot to offer with outstanding views of the River Dee valley and the southern Cairngorm range.
Craigendarroch may be a small hill, but it has a big place in the affections of the Ballater folk.
Cambus O'May near Ballater is a lovely area which you can visit again and again to enjoy the different seasons.
Between Ballater & Dinnet on the A93
A circular walk from the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre takes you to this impressive geological feature known as the Burn O' Vat, a deep water gouged bowl that you can enter.
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne
The Bluebell Wood trail is a two-mile circular route taking in Darroch Wood, Ardblair Wood, Fingask Loch and White Loch where, as well as bluebells in the oak woodlands, osprey are regularly seen fishing
Hidden in the Angus Glens, Auchentaple Loch can be found on the route of the Cateran Trail and is a haven for wildlife.
At 600 ft wide, 300 ft deep and 6 miles long, the Ailnack Gorge is Scotland's largest glacial melt water channel.