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  • Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

    1. Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

    Travel in style in a Mercedes luxury 16-seat mini-coach from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s archetypal structures, Dunnottar Castle. Witness the stunning fortress set on a cliff by the sea. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination. Your next stop is the Falls of Feugh. These cascading falls are mesmerizing; and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a salmon jumping up the river. It’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try. After your delicious lunch, you'll then head to the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and get the opportunity to go for a stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, birds, and adders on this quintessential woodland walk. You leave the Cairngorms National Park and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening.

    The tour guide was very friendly and know a lot about the area. Would highly recommend this tour

  • Crathes Castle Entrance Ticket

    2. Crathes Castle Entrance Ticket

    Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens, Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house — and a fantastic day out for all the family.  The Burnett family, who lived in the castle for over 350 years, had roots in the area dating back to 1323 when Robert the Bruce granted them nearby land. Alexander Burnett built the castle in the 16th century, constructing an intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels, and painted ceilings, many of which survive beautifully to this day. Once inside, find a labyrinth of cultural history, from family portraits to fine antique furniture. Take a stroll through the wonderful jungle of history that is the walled garden. In the garden's eight sections, discover every green delight imaginable, a sculpted topiary, soft herbaceous colors, and modern exotic blooms. Marvel at the massive yew hedges thou...

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

The Trip was great. The dunnotar Castle is of course a wonderful place but the walk to the vats with climbing up the stones was a great experience. It was optional to climb up there and suprisingly almost the whole group done it . I can rly recommend the Trip.

Castle was amazing! Beautiful! Deeside and Braemar gorgeous! Lunch stop was fantastic! Got to see hairy coos! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and learned some new history on Scotland!

They were kind in remarking the date of my tour. All the way tell us the history of the place and its famous visitors and residents. Beautiful and quiet places.

The tour guide was very friendly and know a lot about the area. Would highly recommend this tour

This tour was breathtakingly beautiful. The staff were informative and friendly.