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Taking in Aberdeenshire Post-Lockdown


With the recent news of restrictions being loosened on the horizon, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as the UK lurches towards some sense of post-Covid normality. There’s no denying that the last year has been tough on everyone mentally, economically, and financially. With vaccinations rolling out to the wider population, it is looking likely that we will be able to have greater freedom of movement around the country over the second half of this year.

Even over the last 12 months, we have seen people looking to change their immediate surroundings, as the housing market seems to have risen steadily. Now with short holidays and breaks back on the cars, it is likely that we will see Brits eager to take shorter staycations as we move into summer.

Why Aberdeenshire?

With the restrictions being lifted, we can expect to see people across the breadth of the whole country desperate to take in a much-needed change of scene. For this reason, it might be a good idea to look at somewhere a little off the beaten track. Avoiding crowds as been one of the hallmarks of the lockdown conditions, so we want to recommend Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland.

Other parts of Scotland will be expecting massive intakes of tourists this summer. The likes of Edinburgh, Skye, and Glasgow are well-visited places. Aberdeen and the surrounding area remain undiscovered and make for the perfect place to take a break without being caught up in the inevitable crowds of tourists.

A Paradise for the Outdoors

One of the main reasons that Scotland is on the map as a tourist destination is because we have some of the most stunning countryside in the world. In normal times, hillwalkers and hikers would flock here from around the globe to take in the Munros and valleys across places like Glencoe and the Trossachs.

Being so close to the highlands, Aberdeenshire has more than its fair share of walks and trails that are well worth checking out, especially if that’s the type of holiday you are looking for. This part of the country also lies right on the North Sea, meaning that there are some stunning coastal trails too. A look at the Walk Highlands resource will show what is potentially on offer here.

A Place to Settle?

While the purpose of today’s article has been to call out the potential of Aberdeenshire as a place to take a holiday, we also want to touch upon the possibility of living here. The stats have shown that home working is here to stay, and people can be a lot more flexible with where they work and not being tied to a particular location.

If you want to make the move more permanent, local property experts would recommend a town like Bridge of Don as the perfect place to settle. Here you can be close enough to the countryside where you might enjoy a staycation, but the city of Aberdeen is right on your doorstep. This would prevent any feelings of being too cut-off from the comforts of a well-sized town.

We hope today’s article has inspired you to take a trip to Aberdeenshire when restrictions ease. And if you like it, why not consider moving?