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Aberdeen area or St. Andrews?

I am planning a trip with my family around Scotland.  I was going to make one of the stops St. Andrews (we won't be golfing), but now I am thinking the Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire area might be more appealing for us.  It seems to have more castles and things to do.  Which do you think would be a better stop for us?  We will only be there for 1 day and 1 night.

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  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
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    Hi @GypsyHollowTH , Definately St Andrews! Even taking golf out of the equation there is so much to see and do. I would be amazed if you get a 1 night stay in St Andrews for a family (more than 1 room) unless you pay enough for it.
    Castles, ruins, university, shopping, beaches, museums, botanic gardens, butterfly house, restaurants, bars etc there is something for everyone in St Andrews. A beautiful scottish town.
    Best regards
    fishypro

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  • GypsyHollowTHGypsyHollowTH Member ✭✭
    Thank you @fishypro.  I will be booking early!  I have a few spots on airbnb and a couple of hotels as well that can accommodate us all :)
  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @GypsyHollowTH , Just be aware of the properties that you are looking at on AirBnB. Make sure that they are official accommodation providors.
    Best regards
    fishypro
  • GypsyHollowTHGypsyHollowTH Member ✭✭
    I didn't check that last time I came through Scotland.  We stayed at quite a few. Thankfully all were beautiful and everything went well. How would I know if they are official accommodations?
  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    @GypsyHollowTH , simply check that they have a private website. If so then book through their website. It is difficult to understand why people use 3rd party booking engines when it is cheaper to go direct.
    Best regards
    fishypro
  • GypsyHollowTHGypsyHollowTH Member ✭✭
    Ahhh! I understand now!  Thanks so much :)
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @GypsyHollowTH I'd plum for Aberdeen/shire - there's so much more to see and do in the area compared to St. Andrews and the drive there up the coast gives you access to Mills, Abbeys, castles and beaches. 
    Bespoke tours.
    Whisky, Castles and Food a speciality.
    yourscotlandtour.co.uk
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