Aberdeenshire / Grampian Highlands
Ideal for touring the Castle and Whisky Trails
Rabbie's offer award-winning 5 Star tours from Aberdeen in a 16 seat Mercedes minicoach. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2018, British Travel Awards 2017 and 2018.
1-day tours avaiable from Aberdeen to:
- Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside including Braemar, Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and the Falls of Feugh.
- Speyside Whisky Trail including Strathisla distillery, Speyside Cooperage and Royal Deeside.
- Loch Ness and the Highlands (with an optional boat cruise). This tour also includes Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Cairns (Outlander), photo stops at Glenfiddich Distillery and Balvenie Castle.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Scotland's Best B&Bs is an organisation
Sixt has cars and vans to hire from locations in Scotland including Aberdeen Airport and Dyce.
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
Nicola Fraser is a professional Tour Guide and freelance Travel Consultant with a special interest in natural history and Highland culture. With a 4x4 vehicle, she offers private tours of Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside including day trips to visit castles and distilleries. Available for private shore excursions from cruises docking at Aberdeen. Bespoke tours can be arranged. Travel planning services also available. 20 years experience.
In addition to the Castle & Whisky Trails, Aberdeenshire is one of the richest areas for standing stones and ancient monuments - so much so that there is now a 'Stone Circle Trail'. Check out the official guide by Aberdeenshire council.
Beautiful castles to visit in this area include Dunnottar (pictured above), Crathes, Craigievar, Drum, Fraser and more....
visit the Scottish Castles web site for more ideas.
VIDEOS, BOOKS & MAPS
Aberdeen and Royal Deeside Walks
Pathfinder walking guide with walks for all abilities. Each walk features an easy-to-follow route description, fascinating background & historical detail, and recommendations for points of interest & highlights. Colour maps by the official Ordnance Survey.
Available from Amazon UK