Home to many picturesque towns and villages, you may even say it is fit for a queen! Balmoral Estate has been the Queen’s summer residence since it was bought by Prince Albert in 1852. Balmoral Castle and the gardens are well worth a visit and will be open between April and June. It is a fine example of Scot’s baronial architecture. If you enjoy fishing, salmon and trout are regularly caught here. Find your perfect holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire today with Discover Scotland.