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PRODUCT GUIDE
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 CONTENTS
3. 21. WELCOME
Welcome Adventure Experiences
 We’re proud to present VisitAberdeenshire’s travel trade product guide, dedicated
4. 24. to highlight the brightest and best of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for you and your
 clients.

Discover Aberdeenshire Tours and Scheduled This guide brings the best travel ready products in the region. We collaborate with
 innovative local businesses, who like many, have been impacted by recent events.
Including getting here and getting Departures There is a sense of optimism after a devastating year, and we look forward to
around. supporting you by offering exactly the type of experiences that you can sell on to
 your clients.

 28.
7. The region’s product offering is growing – supported by dedicated Travel Trade
 Ready programmes that we deliver, and by significant investment in the new
 attractions. Restoration of Aberdeen Art Gallery is just one example of the bold, new
 Accommodation direction of the city.
Food and Drink
Experiences Aberdeenshire is Scotland’s agricultural heartland and is home to a growing number
 31. of high quality food and drink experiences. With this world-renowned natural larder
 on our doorstep, we can meet the needs of your clients with ease.

13.
 Transport Providers Our strong bonds with the travel trade sector have driven visitors and key business to
 the region. We hugely value your input and look forward to working with you in the
 coming weeks and months.
Castles and Gardens

17.
 CHRIS FOY
 CEO, VISITABERDEENSHIRE
Cultural Attractions
 Ensuring our local tourism businesses • Full itinerary planning and
 understand your world is just one of the development
 ways we support the travel trade. We • Sourcing quotes
 offer a range of complimentary services • Sales training and product updates
 to share our local knowledge and help • Familiarisation visits - both in person
 you to plan unique and memorable and virtually
 experiences for your clients. These • Access to content, including images
 services include: and video
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Discover Aberdeen &
Aberdeenshire
Home to 263 castles, dramatic coastline to relish in the local highlights from the
and majestic landscapes of Royal field and sea. And it doesn’t stop there,
Deeside, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire your clients can choose from a range
region offers not only a true taste of of immersive and authentic food and
Scotland but an unrivalled destination drink experiences including, ancient
where your clients can immerse whisky distilleries, experiencing life on a
themselves in local culture, enjoy Scottish farm, trying local delicacies on
authentic experiences and escape to an Aberdeen food tour, contemporary gin
majestic landscapes. distilleries, and experience the craft beer
 revolution at BrewDog.
Pinned as a cultural hot spot, colour
splashes its way through the city Safe to say, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
streets thanks to the renowned Nuart is a place for all tastes.
Aberdeen festival captivating visitors
with spectacular street art. When your Getting here
clients have finished touring the streets,
the revamped Aberdeen Art Gallery Aberdeen Airport
welcomes visitors to explore acclaimed • Daily UK flights
pieces by local, national and international • Daily European flights
artists bringing another world-class • Connected to 6 hub airports - London
venue and attraction to the city. Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, North East 250 route

 Manchester and Copenhagen
Out of the city, the wild outdoors of
Aberdeenshire awaits with bundles of Aberdeen Train Station Touring From any of these routes, your clients
adventure opportunities and castles • 36 direct trains a day from Edinburgh can join Scotland’s castle trail. You’ll
galore to escape bustling city life. Your • 26 direct trains a day from Glasgow If the group tour or self-drive FIT find product information for a range
clients can head out on the open water • 6 direct trains a day from London itinerary starts in central Scotland, you of castles including National Trust for
to explore 165 miles of stunning coastline Kings Cross can plan for your clients to join the A90 Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland
by sea-safari and paddleboard where (if • Caledonian Sleeper runs 6 nights a which meanders along an impressive and privately owned properties in the
lucky) dolphins, puffins and seals can be week from London Euston coastline. Continuing this route from ‘Castles and Gardens’ section of this
spotted. Or if staying firmly on dry land Aberdeen, they can travel along guide.
sounds more appealing, the countryside Aberdeen Harbour 165 miles of coastline on the way to
is calling with Munros to bag, epic cycling • Nightly saiings from Aberdeen to Inverness, or they can take the A96 and Finally, they can follow the North East
climbs and tranquil walks deep in ancient Shetland travel through malt whisky country. 250, a circular route taking in Speyside,
woodland and around enchanting castle • Sailings from Aberdeen to Orkney 3 - the Cairngorms National Park, Royal
grounds. 4 times per week They could take the scenic SnowRoads Deeside, Aberdeen and the stunning
 from Blairgowrie (or from Grantown on coastline. You can find sample itineraries
With great escapes comes great appetite Spey if coming from Inverness) through for the North East 250 here.
and the food and drink scene in North- the Cairngorms National Park and
east Scotland is booming with culinary discover Royal Deeside.
flair and eight Michelin Guide restaurants
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 Sumburgh
 Oslo
 Kirkwall
 Haugesund
 Stavanger

 ABERDEEN

 Esbjerg

 Belfast Newcastle COPENHAGEN

 Dublin MANCHESTER Humberside

 FOOD & DRINK
 Birmingham Norwich
 AMSTERDAM
 LONDON
 Bristol

BY AIR & EXPERIENCES
SEA PARIS

Getting here...

 BY RAIL
 Caledonian Sleeper route
 BY ROAD
 North East 250 route

 LNER & ScotRail route

 Inverness
 ABERDEEN
 Inverness
 ABERDEEN
 Edinburgh Waverley Elgin Fraserburgh
 Glasgow

 Berwick-upon-Tweed
 Edinburgh Waverley Inverness
 Glasgow Newcastle
 Granton on Spey
 Durham
 Berwick-upon-Tweed
 Darlington
 ABERDEEN
 Newcastle
 York
 Durham Blairgowrie
 Preston
 Darlington
 Doncaster
 A85
 Crewe York
 Newark North Gate
 Preston Dundee
 Peterborough M80 Perth
 Doncaster Oban
 Watford
 Crewe
 Junction LONDON St Andrews
 Newark North Gate M9
 Glasgow

 Peterborough
 Edinburgh
 Watford
 Junction LONDON
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 ABERDEENSHIRE HIGHLAND CATTLE CAIRNTON FARM BREWDOG BOTHIES AND BANNOCKS

 Food and Farm Experience Farm Tour Beer Museum and Beer School Food and Drink Tours
 An opportunity for your clients to get up close Your clients will be introduced to an award- Brewdog offer a range of experiences Bothies and Bannocks offer chauffeur driven
 and personal with the iconic native breed of winning herd of Aberdeen Angus Cattle and at their site in Ellon, around 35 minutes food and drink day tours of Royal Deeside.
 Highland Cattle. experience day to day life on a Scottish farm. north of Aberdeen and these are a unique Your clients will be introduced to the people

 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL combination of local culture, food & behind local produce, taste local delicacies,
 Time on site: 75 - 90 minutes drink and an opportunity to learn about the immerse themselves in local culture and
 Time on site: 1 hour - 90 minutes
 Available year-round history of Brewdog. experience the majesty of Royal Deeside.
 Available year-round
 Group size: 2 - 60
 Group size: 10 - 50
 HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS
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 • Beer museum with a series of interactive • Local driver guide who is passionate
 exhibits displaying the history and about local, seasonal produce
 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION heritage of Brewdog. • An opportunity to meet food producers,
 Grace Noble Ken Howie
 grace@aberdeenshirehighlandbeef.com ken@deesideactivitypark.com • Beer school - tastings of the headliner either at a farmers market or at their
 +44 7585 007 594 +44 1339 883 536 range of Brewdog beers, guided by business
 a certified cicerone (a qualified beer • Cookery demonstrations using food from
 sommelier) a farmers market

 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 Beer Museum Tour Aberdeen Angus and Absinthe
 Time on site: 45 minutes Time on site: 5 - 6 hours

 Available year-round Available year-round

 Group size: 6 - 20 Group size: 4 - 8

 Beer School Market Day Cookery Class
 TRUMP INTERNATIONAL, SCOTLAND DINE LIKE A NOBLE Time on site: 45 minutes Time on site: 8 Hours

 Available year-round Available year-round
 Food and Drink Experiences Dining Experience
 Group size: 6 - 20 Group size: 4 - 8
 Luxury food and drink experiences designed Your clients can feel like a Scottish Noble
 to introduce your clients to the best of as they dine in the Great Hall at Maryculter Museum Tour/Beer School package Royal Cheese and Whisky Tour
 Scottish and estate produce. House, which dates back to 1225.
 Time on site: 90 minutes Time on site: 8 - 9 hours

 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL Available year-round Available year-round

 Time on site: 2.5 hours Time on site: 3 - 4 hours Group size: 6 - 40 Group size: 4 - 8

 Available year-round Available year-round
 Night at the Museum Private Dinner Bespoke Tours
 Group size: 10 - 30 Group size: 8 - 20
 Available on request Available for 1 - 8 pax on request
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 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Lynn Hedley Peter Walker Gary Fay Calum Lockerbie
 lhedley@trumpgolfscotland.com peter.walker@maryculterhousehotel.com tours@brewdog.com calum@bothiesandbannocks.co.uk
 +44 1358 743 300 +44 1224 732 124 +44 1358 724 933 +44 7816441205
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 GLEN GARIOCH DISTILLERY ROYAL LOCHNAGAR DISTILLERY 10 DOLLAR SHAKE LTD CITY OF ABERDEEN DISTILLERY
 Whisky Distillery Whisky Distillery Food and Drink Experiences Gin Distillery
 Scotland’s most easterly whisky distillery Famous for its Royal Warrant, Royal 10 Dollar Shake is a food and drink Based in the historic railway arches in the
 where your clients can see where whisky has Lochnagar is located 1 mile from Balmoral experience provider offering a range heart of Aberdeen, this gin distillery offers
 been made since 1797. A range of tours are Castle. A range of tours are available, of experiences to allow your clients to experiences for both group and FIT clients.
 available, suitable for small group and FIT including a travel trade exclusive tour. experience a true taste of North-East The experiences are lead by the head distiller,
 clients. Scotland. where your clients will learn about the history
 HIGHLIGHTS and heritage of distilling in Aberdeen.
 HIGHLIGHTS • Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tour - travel HIGHLIGHTS
 • A Rare Pair - your clients can enjoy a • Tasting experiences in an underground HIGHLIGHTS
 trade exclusive suitable for up to 48 pax.
 range of Glen Garioch whiskies with city centre taverna. • Gin School, providing an opportunity for
 • Dram at the Dam experience, where your
 expertly matched cheese and chutney. • A traditional Scottish pub evening at your clients to become the distiller,
 clients can enjoy their drams of Royal
 • Masters of Distillery Road tour which tells a converted barn in the heart of the • Gin Masterclass - a tasting experience
 Lochnagar single malt whisky at the ‘top
 the story of how the art of distilling has Cairngorms national park. where your clients will learn how
 dam’ water source.
 been passed through the generations. • Bespoke private dinners, foraging individual botanical ingredients impact
 • Tastings straight from the cask and a
 • A VIP half-day adventure to explore the experiences and culinary masterclasses. the overall flavour of gin.
 distillery only bottle of Royal Lochnagar
 ‘Legends of the Garioch’ • Tour of the restricted production areas.
 whisky to take home as part of the ‘Meet
 THE DETAIL
 THE DETAIL the Manager Experience’ • Tastings of the range of small batch gins.
 Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire
 Founder’s Tour
 THE DETAIL Whisky Tasting Experience THE DETAIL
 Time on site: 1 hour
 Time on site: 90 minutes Distillery Discovery Tour
 Available year-round Royal Lochagar Distillery Tour
 Available year-round Time on site: 45 minutes
 Group size: 2 - 15 Time on site: 1 hour
 Group size: 1 - 40 Available year-round
 Available year-round
 Masters of Distillery Road Group size: 1 - 40
 Group size: 2 - 48 Juniper and Heather - Gin Tasting
 Time on site: 90 minutes
 Time on site: 90 minutes Gin Masterclass
 Available year-round Dram at the Dam
 Available year-round Time on site: 90 minutes
 Group size: 2 - 15 Time on site: 90 minutes
 Group size: 1 - 40 Available year-round
 Available year-round
 A Rare Pair Group size: 6 - 20
 Group size: 2 - 10 Traditional Scottish Pub Evening
 Time on site: 2 hours
 Time on site: 90 minutes - 3 hours Gin School
 Available year-round Meet the Manager Experience
 Available year-round Time on site: 3 hours
 Group size: 2- 10 (larger groups off site) Time on site: 2 hours
 Group size: 15 - 60 Available year-round
 Available year-round
 Legends of the Garioch Group size: 2 - 20
 Group size: 2- 10 Bespoke experiences
 Time on site: 4 hours
 Available on request
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 >> Click here for product information and prices CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 CONTACT INFORMATION Adrian Gomes Dan Barnett // Alan Milne
 CONTACT INFORMATION Claire McCabe gomes@10dollarshake.com hello@cityofaberdeendistillery.co.uk
 Pom Nijs royal.lochnagar@malts.com +44 1224 589645
 glen.garioch@beamsuntory.com +44 1339 742700
 +44 1339 742700
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 LOST LOCH DISTILLERY SCOTBEER
 Distillery History and Pub Tour of Aberdeen
 Lost Loch Spirits award-winning product Scheduled or private walking tour suitable for
 portfolio includes Scotland’s first absinthe, both group and FIT where your clients will
 eeNoo gin, and Haroosh; a whisky-based learn about the history of Aberdeen through
 liqueur. They offer a range of experiences its liquids - water, beer, whisky and oil!
 suitable for small group and FIT clients.
 THE DETAIL
 Duration: 2 - 2 1/2 hours
 HIGHLIGHTS
 Available year-round

 CASTLES &
 • Scotland’s first absinthe, Murchiman
 Group size: 1 +
 • Tastings from the range of 14 different
 botanical spirits produced at Lost Loch >> Click here for product information and prices

 Distillery CONTACT INFORMATION
 • Gin School, where your clients can Sara Robertson
 hello@scot.beer
 choose ingredients from the Lost Loch

 GARDENS
 +44 131 207 0153
 botanical library to make their own
 botanical spirit. Includes a locally sourced
 lunch.

 THE DETAIL
 Lost Loch Distillery Tour
 Time on site: 90 min - 2 hours

 Available year-round

 Group size: 2 - 25

 Lost Loch Spirit School
 Time on site: 4 - 6 hours
 Available year-round

 Group size: 4 - 12

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 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Jan Leatham
 jan@lostloch.com
 +44 7790340001
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 HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT NTS - CRATHES CASTLE NTS - DRUM CASTLE NTS - CASTLE FRASER
 Castles Castle, Garden and Estate Castle, Garden and Estate Castle, Garden and Estate
 Historic Environment Scotland manage Located 18 miles from Aberdeen City, Crathes Dating from the 13th century, Drum Castle is Home to the Fraser family for over 400 years,
 four castles in the North-East of Scotland Castle is a 16th-century baronial castle set in one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and is Castle Fraser is one of the largest tower
 which are suitable for both group an impressive 595-acre estate. located 10 miles west of Aberdeen. houses in Scotland and can be found near the
 and FIT clients. market town of Inverurie.
 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 HIGHLIGHTS THE DETAIL
 Time on site: 2 hours Time on site: 2 hours
 • Tolquhon Castle - A castle ruin which
 Available year-round Available year-round Time on site: 2 hours
 dates back to the 1400s.
 Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+ Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+ Available Apr-Oct or year-round on request
 • Huntly Castle (pictured) - The seat of one
 >> Click here for product information and prices >> Click here for product information and prices Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+
 Scotland’s most powerful families.
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 • Kildrummy Castle - A 13th century ruin
 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 with Royal and Jacobite heritage. CONTACT INFORMATION
 Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart
 Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart
 • Corgarff Castle - A medieval tower house traveltrade@nts.org.uk traveltrade@nts.org.uk
 traveltrade@nts.org.uk
 +44 131 458 0204 +44 131 458 0204
 and a former army base for hunting down +44 131 458 0204

 Jacobite sympathisers.

 THE DETAIL
 Tolquon Castle
 Time on site: 1 hour

 Available 1 Apr - 30 Sep

 Group size: 1 - 45

 Huntly Castle
 Time on site: 1 hour

 Available year-round NTS - CRAIGIEVAR CASTLE NTS - FYVIE CASTLE NTS - PITMEDDEN GARDEN
 Group size: 1 - 45
 Baronial Castle Castle, Garden and Estate 17th Century Walled Garden
 Kildrummy Castle Fyvie castle, where ghosts, legends and Located just 14 miles north of Aberdeen in
 Dating back to the 1500s, Craigievar Castle is
 Time on site: 1 hours folklore are all woven into its 800-year history, rural landscape, this 1 walled garden contains
 a beautiful pink baronial castle which is said to
 Available 1 Apr - 30 Sep where your clients can see art work by over 30,000 bedding plants, 6 miles of
 be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella
 Group size: 1 - 45 Raeburn, Batoni and Romney. clipped box hedging and over 200 fruit trees.
 Castle.

 Corgarff Castle THE DETAIL THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 Time on site: 1 hours Time on site: 90 minutes Time on site: 2 hours Time on site: 1 hour
 Available 1 Apr - 30 Sep Available Apr-Oct or year-round on request Available Apr-Oct or year-round on request Available May-Oct or year-round on request
 Group size: 1 - 45 Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+ Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+ Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+

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 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Claire Read Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart
 claire.read@hes.scot traveltrade@nts.org.uk traveltrade@nts.org.uk traveltrade@nts.org.uk
 +44 1316688956 +44 131 458 0204 +44 131 458 0204 +44 131 458 0204
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 KINCARDINE CASTLE ELLON CASTLE GARDENS
 Privately Owned Castle Guided Garden Tour
 Kincardine Castle is the private home of a Ellon Castle Gardens, located 16 miles from
 Scottish Laird and his Lady. It is available as Aberdeen, is a tranquil secret garden that was
 exclusive use accommodation or for a tour of once the private walled garden of Ellon Castle.
 the castle and gardens, hosted by the Laird They offer guided tours for both group and
 himself. FIT clients.
 THE DETAIL

 CULTURAL
 HIGHLIGHTS Duration: 1 hour
 • The chefs at Kincardine Castle have Available Apr - Oct
 previously worked at Michelin star, and Group size: 1 - 40
 other top restaurants, in London.
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 • An exclusive opportunity to live like a

 ATTRACTIONS
 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Laird, where your clients will be hosted as
 Alan Cameron
 guests of the Laird and his Lady. acameron@elloncastlegardens.net
 +44 1358 747346
 • Hear stories first hand about what Queen
 Elizabeth did in the great hall and the
 history of Kincardine Castle and Gardens.
 • The Laird can teach your clients how to
 survive being eaten by a tiger!

 THE DETAIL
 The Laird’s Tour
 Time on site: 3 1/2 hours

 Available year-round
 Group size: 10 - 20

 Stay with the Laird
 Time on site: 2 night minimum stay

 Available year-round

 Group size: 6 - 29

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 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Alasdair Ross
 office@kincardineestate.com
 +44 1339884225
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 ABERDEEN ART GALLERY GORDON HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM PETERHEAD PRISON MUSEUM GRAMPIAN TRANSPORT MUSEUM
 Guided tours and exclusive use Museum and Private Dining Venue Museum, formerly a convict prison Museum
 Aberdeen Art Gallery re-opened in November The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a 5* An immersive experience where your clients Suitable for FIT and groups, the museum
 2019 following a £34.6m redevelopment. VisitScotland visitor attraction located will walk through 125 years of history of offers a range of interactive exhibits, as well as
 They offer guided tours and after hours in the west end of Aberdeen. They offer ‘Scotland’s Toughest Jail’. Peterhead Prison the opportunity to drive some of their vehicles
 experiences for a range of group sizes. experiences for groups, including museum Museum offers group rates. on their very own track.
 tours and fine dining Regimental Dinners. THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 HIGHLIGHTS Time on site: 90 minutes Time on site: 2 hours
 • A collection that spans over 700 years HIGHLIGHTS Available year-round Available Apr - Oct
 and regarded as one of the UK’s finest • 200 years of regimental history from Group size: 10 - 50 (night tours max 20) Group size: 1 - 300
 collections. 1794 - 1994
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 • Rooftop terrace, offering panoramic • WWI replica trench - your clients can
 views of the city skyline. experience and feel ‘trench-life’ for CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Alex Geddes Mike Ward
 • ‘Balmoral Phenomenon’ gallery, where themselves. alexander.geddes@admiraltygateway.com curator@gtm.org.uk
 your clients can explore the Royal love • 11 original Victoria Crosses on display +44 1779 482200 +44 1975562292
 affair with Royal Deeside. • Authentic Officers’ Mess dressed with
 Regimental silver, crystal and crockery -
 available for private Regimental Dinners.
 THE DETAIL
 • Private dinners for larger groups in the Sir
 Highlights Guided Tour Jack Hayward Room.
 Time on site: 2 hours
 THE DETAIL
 Available year-round

 Group size: 6 - 20 Group Tour
 Time on site: 2 hours
 Express Guided Tour
 Available year-round
 Time on site: 1 hours
 Group size: 12 - 50 DOLPHINS AT THE BATTERY MUSEUM OF SCOTTISH LIGHTHOUSES
 Available year-round

 Group size: 6 - 20 Officers’ Mess Regimental Dinner Wildlife Experience Lighthouse, Museum and Castle
 Time on site: 4 hours An opportunity for your clients to spot A 3-in-1 visitor attraction where your clients
 After Hours Experience
 Available year-round dolphins and other native wildlife at the mouth can explore a lighthouse built through the
 Time on site: 2 hours
 Group size: 8 - 14 of Aberdeen Harbour. middle of a 16th century castle.
 Available year-round
 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 Group size: 25 - 200 Private Group Dinner
 Time on site: 2 hours Time on site: 1 hours
 Time on site: 4 hours
 >> Click here for product information and prices Available year-round Available year-round
 Available year-round
 Group size: 10 - 50 Group size: 1 - 50
 Group size: 15 - 60
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 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 MuseumSupportStaff@aberdeencity.gov.uk Ian Pithie CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 +44 1224 523677 museum@gordonhighlanders.com Fiona McIntyre // Carole Monnier Lynda McGuigan
 +44 1224498923 hello@greyhopebay.com manager@lighthousemuseum.org.uk
 +44 1346511022
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 NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS PASS DUFF HOUSE
 Discount Pass Mansion House and Gallery
 A flexible discount pass covering a range of Located on the Banffshire coast, Duff House is
 attractions, activities, experiences and tours in a country house gallery displaying collections
 North-east Scotland. from the National Galleries of Scotland.
 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 2 day pass or 5 day pass Time on site: 1 hour

 Available year-round Available year-round

 Suitable for FIT clients Group size: 1 - 45

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 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Moira Gash // Sarah Harker
 moira@deetour.co.uk // sarah@deetour.co.uk
 +44 7790332437
 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Claire Read
 claire.read@hes.scot
 +44 1316688956 ADVENTURE

 HADDO HOUSE FRASERBURGH HERITAGE CENTRE

 Mansion House Heritage Centre
 Designed in 1792 and home to the Gordon A visitor attraction showcasing four centuries
 Family for over 200 years, Haddo House is set of history of the fishing town of Fraserburgh,
 in 80 hectares of Aberdeenshire countryside. including the Thomas Blake Glover story.

 THE DETAIL
 THE DETAIL
 Time on site: 1 hour
 Time on site: 90 minutes
 Available Apr - Oct
 Available Jun-Feb or year-round on request
 Group size: 1 - 50
 Group size: FIT Rates 1-11/Group rates 12+
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 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart Chris Reid
 traveltrade@nts.org.uk heritage@fraserburghheritage.com
 +44 131 458 0204 +44 1346512888
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 MACDUI BIKE ADVENTURES BRAEMAR HIGHLAND EXPERIENCE RIDE IN PEACE ADVENTURES MAR LODGE ESTATE
 Guided Mountain Bike Tours Off-road and Guided Walking Tours Guided Mountain Bike Tours Ranger Led Estate Walk
 Suitable for small groups and FIT, Macdui Based in Braemar, in the Cairngorms National Ride in Peace Adventures offers mountain Mar Lodge Estate is Britain’s largest nature
 Bike Adventures offer off-road bike rides in Park, Braemar Highland Experience is a 5* bike coaching, guiding and riding experiences reserve and is located in the heart of the
 Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside bespoke tour provider. They are qualified in Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms National Cairngorms National Park. They offer ranger
 and the Cairngorms National Park. They mountain leaders and offer guided walks Park, Scotland. The coaching sessions and led estate walks, giving your clients the
 provide a range of tours from a beginner level at low and high level, as well as road and guided rides are suitable for FIT and small opportunity to spot native wildlife.
 city ride to an advanced level ride across high off-road tours in their Landrover Discovery groups. THE DETAIL
 moorland and Caledonian forest. vehicle. Time on site: 1 hour
 HIGHLIGHTS Available year round
 HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS • Riding tuition from a qualified mountain Group size: 2 - 20
 • All rides include hire of a full suspension • Your clients will be introduced to wild bike guide
 >> Click here for product information and prices
 British mountain bike and helmet places with spectacular scenery • Coaching sessions to improve your
 CONTACT INFORMATION
 • Riding tuition from a qualified mountain • Opportunity to spot wildlife such as clients’ riding control, confidence and
 Sandrine Contier-Lawrie/Peter Stewart
 bike guide golden eagles and red deer consistency. traveltrade@nts.org.uk
 +44 131 458 0204
 • An opportunity to learn new skills and • Family friendly walks are available • Range of trails, from introduction tours
 access stunning landscape • Whisky themed tours available to mountain adventures and local enduro
 hotpot
 THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
 THE DETAIL
 Aberdeen City Ride Road and Off-Road Tours
 Introduction to Aberdeenshire
 Duration: 3 hours Duration: 1/2 day - multi day
 Duration: 3 - 4 hours
 Available Apr - Oct Available Apr - mid Aug
 Available Apr - Oct
 Group size: 1 - 6 Group size: 1-6
 Group size: 2 - 8
 Family Friendly Aberdeenshire Ride Walking tours
 Big Mountain Adventure Tour
 Duration: 3 hours Duration: 1/2 day - multi day
 Duration: 4 - 8 hours
 CAMPERCEILIDH CAMPERS
 Available Apr - Oct Available

 Group size: 1 - 6 Group size: 1 - 20
 Available Apr - Oct Campervan Hire
 Group size: 2 - 8 Camperceilidh Campers offers your clients the
 Outdoor Explorers’ Ride Bespoke Experiences freedom to explore the great outdoors and
 Hot Spot Tour
 Duration: 4 - 5 hours Available on request: stunning landscape of Scotland.
 Duration: 4 - 6 hours
 Available Apr - Oct Castle vists
 Available Apr - Oct THE DETAIL
 Group size: 1 - 6 Stops at gin or whisky distilleries
 Group size: 2 - 8 Minimum hire: 3 nights
 Treasure hunt for children age 5 - 16
 Bespoke Tours Available year-round
 Short walks to scenic spots
 Available year-round on request Group size: 1 - 3
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 CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Mike Wilkes Katy and Julian Fennema Chris Roper CONTACT INFORMATION
 wilksey@macdui-bike-adventures.com info@bhe.scot chris@rideinpeaceadventures.co.uk Eileen O’Farrell
 +44 7825204746 +44 7760 511111 +44 7399564842 info@camperceilidh.com
 +44 7419 827936
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STONEHAVEN PADDLEBOARDING EGUIDE
Stand-up Paddle Board Tours E-bike Rental, Guided Rides and
Based at Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven Segway tours
Paddleboarding offer stand up paddle board Suitable for small group and FIT clients,

 TOURS AND
tours of the spectacular coastline and the eguide offer guided e-bike tours of Royal
majestic river dee. All tours are inclusive of Deeside and into the Cairngorms National
equipment hire, including boards, paddles, Park. In addition to guided tours, they also
wetsuits, boots and buoyancy aids. offer e-bike rental and Segway tours.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Paddle below the imposing Dunnottar
 Castle
 HIGHLIGHTS
 • All tours are customisable to your clients’
 needs, from touring at a relaxed pace to SCHEDULED
 DEPARTURES
• Explore the coast, including cliffs, caves, tackling more technical terrain across hills
 coves and waterfalls and trails. Your clients will be introduced
• Opportunity to spot wildlife, including to majestic scenery and landscape, and
 seals, dolphins and over 130,000 seabirds the use of e-bikes mean they will be able
 at the Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve to go further than they thought possible.

THE DETAIL THE DETAIL
Dunnottar Castle, Caves and Coves E-bike Rental
 Duration: 3 hours Duration: minimum 1/2 day rental

 Available year-round Available year-round

 Group size: 4 - 6 Group size: 1 - 16

River Dee Tour E-bike Guiding Service
 Duration: minimum 1/2 day
 Duration: 3 hours
 Available year-round
 Available year-round
 Group size: 1 - 8
 Group size: 4 - 6

Stand Up Paddleboard Safari Guided Segway Experience
 Duration: 1 hour
 Duration: 4 hours
 Available Mar - Oct
 Available Apr - Oct
 Group size: 1 - 8
 Group size: 4 - 6

Bespoke Tours Bespoke Tours
 Available year-round on request
 Available year-round on request
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CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 Dave Jacobs Tony Yule
 stonehavenpaddleboarding@outlook.com tony@eguidescotland.com
 +44 7534 687 212 +44 7794 695 077
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 RABBIE’S SCHEDULED DEPARTURES RABBIE’S FIT GRAMPIAN ESCAPES AND TOURS ANCIENT EARTH AND DISTILLERY TOURS

 Guaranteed Departure Tours Packages for FIT clients Guaranteed Departure Tours Archaeological and Distillery Tours
 Rabbie’s offer four different day trips from Sold exclusively to the travel trade, these Grampian Escapes and Tours offers a range Run by professional archaeologists, Ancient
 Aberdeen to take your clients off the beaten packages include a range of options to allow of tours to allow your clients to discover the Earth and Distillery Tours offer all-inclusive
 track, in small groups of 16 of less. your clients to explore the culture, history, culture, food, main attractions, and hidden small group tours of whisky and gin
 food and drink and landscape of Aberdeen gems of the North-east of Scotland. distilleries, combined with archaeological and
 HIGHLIGHTS and Aberdeenshire. historic sites.
 HIGHLIGHTS
 • Majestic scenery of Royal Deeside and OPTIONS • Samples and stories of local food and
 the Cairngorms National Park Rail Tours
 Aberdeen City Break drink on the Taste of Scotland and HIGHLIGHTS
 • Traditional towns and villages on the • A visit to Crathes Castle, home of the
 Self- Drvie Itineraies Aberdeen Food Walking Tour.
 North East Coastal Trail Highland Games Packages worlds oldest calendar, dating back
 • All tours available for private bookings on
 • Opportunity to spot wildlife at Muir of >> Click here for product information 10,000 years.
 request.
 Dinnet Nature Reserve, Falls of Feugh CONTACT INFORMATION • A stop at one of Scotland’s best
 and at coastal beauty spots Karin Gidlund THE DETAIL preserved stone circles
 agent@rabbies.com
 +44 131 226 3133 Taste of Scotland • Whisky distilleries, including Scotland’s
 Duration: 7 hours most easterly and one with a Royal
 THE DETAIL
 Available Apr - Oct, Thurs & Sat Warrant.
 Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Group size: 1 - 8
 Duration: 9 hours
 THE DETAIL
 Available year-round, Tue, Thurs & Sun
 Balmoral and Braemar A Rair Pare
 Duration: 7 hours Duration: 7 1/2 hours
 Group size: 1 - 16
 Available Apr - Oct, Wed Available Apr - Oct
 North East Coastal Trail
 Group size: 1 - 8 Group size: 1 - 10
 Duration: 9 hours

 Available year-round, Wed & Sat North East Coast Tour Crathes Castle and Royal Lochnagar
 Group size: 1 - 16 HIGH SPIRITS TOURS Duration: 8 hours Duration: 7 1/2 hours
 Available Apr - Oct, Fri Available Apr - Oct
 Speyside Whisky Trail Bespoke Whisky Tours Group size: Group size: 1 - 10
 Duration: 10 hours Luxury tour provider offering small group
 Available year-round, Mon & Fri Inverness and Highlands
 tours that showcase the best food and drink in Crathes Castle and Gin School
 Group size: 1 - 16 Duration: 11 Hours
 Scotland. In addition to tours, they also offer Duration: 7 1/2 hours
 hire of a Morgan Classic Car. Available Apr - Oct, Sun
 Available Apr - Oct
 Loch Ness and the Highlands Group size: 2 - 8
 Duration: 12 hours
 THE DETAIL Group size: 1 - 10
 Duration: 1 day - multi-day Aberdeen Food Walking Tour
 Available year-round, daily Bespoke Tours
 Available year-round Duration: 3 1/2 hours
 Group size: 1 - 16 Available on request
 Group size: 1 - 30 Available Mar - Oct, Tue & Sat
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 >> Click here for product information and prices Group size: 1 - 10
 CONTACT INFORMATION >> Click here for product information and prices
 Karin Gidlund CONTACT INFORMATION
 agent@rabbies.com Grant Muir CONTACT INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION
 +44 131 226 3133 grant@highspiritstours.co.uk Jacqueline van den Akker Michelle Walker
 +44 7703 742758 hello@grampianescapesandtours.co.uk bookings.enquiries@ancientearthanddsitillerytours.com
 +44 7375544560 +44 1261851517
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 ACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION
 For more information on any of these properties, please click on ABERDEENSHIRE HOTELS
 the property name. HOTEL NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS
 The Fife Arms Braemar 5* 46

 Holiday Inn Aberdeen West Westhill 4* 86
 ABERDEEN CITY HOTELS Buchan Braes Hotel Peterhead 4* 47

 HOTEL NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS The Banff Springs Hotel Banff 4* 36

 The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa Aberdeen City 5* 40 Newmachar Hotel Newmachar 4* 5

 Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 218 Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Westhill Westhill 3* 173

 The Aberdeen Altens Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 216 Palace Hotel Peterhead 3* 64

 Jurys Inn Aberdeen Aberdeen City 4* 203 Loch Kinord Hotel Aboyne 3* 20

 Aberdeen Marriott Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 153 Kilmarnock Arms Hotel Cruden Bay 3* 19

 Residence Inn by Marriott Aberdeen City 4* 126 The Belvedere Hotel Stonehaven 3* 11

 Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 83 The Ship Inn Stonehaven 3* 11

 Malmaison Aberdeen City 4* 79 Fife Lodge Hotel Banff 3* 8

 Macdonald Norwood House Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 73 The Knowes Hotel and Restaurant Macduff 3* 7

 The Chester Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 69 Buchan Hotel Ellon N/A 26

 Atholl Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 34 Ban-Car Hotel Fraserburgh N/A 21

 Palm Court Hotel Aberdeen City 4* 23 Dunavon House Hotel Dyce N/A 21

 Park Inn By Radisson Aberdeen Aberdeen City 3* 185 The Boat Inn Aboyne N/A 16

 Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre Aberdeen City 3* 157 The Station Hotel Portsoy Porstoy N/A 15

 Village Hotel Aberdeen Aberdeen City 3* 148 Davron Hotel Fraserburgh N/A 8

 Aberdeen Douglas Hotel Aberdeen City 3* 98 The Station Hotel Insch Insch N/A 4

 Inn at the Park Aberdeen City 3* 10

 Station Hotel Aberdeen City N/A 118

 Carmelite Hotel Aberdeen City N/A 50 COUNTRY HOUSE HOTELS
 Cults Hotel Aberdeen City N/A 16
 HOTEL NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS
 Siberia Bar & Hotel Aberdeen City N/A 16
 Meldrum House Hotel Oldmeldrum 4* 56
 Ferryhill House Hotel Aberdeen City N/A 9
 Thainstone House Hotel Inverurie 4* 48

 Maryculter House Hotel Kirkton of Maryculter 4* 40

 Banchory Lodge Banchory 4* 28

 Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel Inverurie 4* 27

 Tor Na Coille Hotel Banchory 4* 25

 Castle Hotel Huntly 4* 18

 Douneside House Tarland 4* 13

 Kildrummy Inn Kildrummy 4* 4

 Saplinbrae Hotel Peterhead N/A 7
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 ACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION
 SELF CATERING SELF CATERING - National Trust for Scotland
 SELF CATERING NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS SELF CATERING NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS

 Dalriada Lodges Stonehaven 5* 16 Bynack, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 4* 8
 Scotland
 Skene House Hotel Suites Aberdeen City 4* 268
 Claybokie, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 4* 5
 Scotland
 Rotal Athenaeum Suites Aberdeen City 4* 48
 Creag Bhalg, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 4* 4
 Scotland
 Douneside House Holiday Cottages Tarland 4* 15
 Derry, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Scotland Braemar 4* 2
 Sail loft Bunkhouse Portsoy 4* 9
 Dalvorar, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 3* 2
 Clovenstone Lodges Inverurie 4* 8 Scotland
 Macdui, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 3* 2
 Mill of Nethermill Fraserburgh 4* 8 Scotland
 Braeriach, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 3* 1
 Glen Dye Cabin & Lodges Banchory N/A 13 Scotland
 Bunkhouse, Mar Lodge, National Trust for Braemar 3* 4
 Saplinbrae Lodges Peterhead N/A 8 Scotland

 Howe of Torbeg Ballater N/A 5 Courtyard Cottage, Drum Castle, National Banchory 4* 1
 Trust for Scotland

 Boutique Farm Bothies Huntly N/A 5 Preston Tower Apartment, Fyvie Castle, Fyvie 3* 8
 National Trust for Scotland
 East Millfield, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 4 North Wing, Pitmedden Garden, National Pitmedden 3* 4
 Trust for Scotland
 Butler’s Lodge, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 3 South Mains, Craigievar Castle, National Trust Alford 3* 4
 for Scotland
 Garden Cottage, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 2
 Beechgrove Cottage, Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden 3* 2
 National Trust for Scotland
 West Millfield, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 2
 North Mains, Craigievar Castle, National Trust Alford 3* 2
 for Scotland
 Woodend, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 2
 Steading, Cragievar Castle, National Trust for Alford 3* 2
 Scotland
 Rowan, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 1
 East Lodge, Crathes Castle, National Trust for Banchory 3* 2
 Tower O’Ess, Glen Tanar Estate Aboyne N/A 1 Scotland

 Tahuna Bothies Newburgh N/A 3 For more information on these properties, click here
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 TRANSPORT PROVIDERS
 ACCOMMODATION Coach Operators

 Whytes Coaches Bain’s Coaches
 EXCLUSIVE USE
 E: info@whytes.co.uk E: info@bainscoaches.co.uk
 HOTEL NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS SLEEPS T: 0044 1651 862211 T: 0044 1651 872365
 Trump MacLeod House & Lodge Hotel Balmedie 5* 16 32 W: www.whytes.co.uk W: www.bainscoaches.co.uk

 Mill of Dess Lodge Aboyne 4* 10 20
 Peace Coaches Chauffeur/Taxi Companies
 Drumtochty Castle Auchenblae N/A 41 99
 E: info@peacecoaches.co.uk
 Raemoir House Banchory N/A 22 42 T: 0044 1330 860542 Aberdeen Chauffeur Drive
 Kincardine Castle Kincardine O’Neil N/A 16 29 W: www.peacescoaches.co.uk E: info@aberdeenchauffeurdrive.com
 T: 0044 7922 553435
 Cluny Castle Inverurie N/A 13 26
 Premier Coaches W: www.aberdeenchauffeurdrive.com
 Candacraig House Strathdon N/A 12 24
 E: info@premiercoaches.co.uk
 Elsick House Stonehaven N/A 11 20 T: 0044 1467 642409 Granite City Tour Company
 Wardhill Castle Inverurie N/A 8 16 W: www.premiercoaches.co.uk E: enquiries@granite-city-tour-company.com
 T: 0044 1224 782066
 Maynes Coaches W: www.granite-city-tour-company.com
 E: info@maynes.co.uk
 T: 0044 1542 831219 Executive Chauffeur Service
 HOTELS AT ABERDEEN AIRPORT E: info@chauffeursaberdeen.co.uk
 W: www.maynes.co.uk
 HOTEL NAME LOCATION RATING ROOMS T: 0044 7926 001044
 Hilton Aberdeen TECA Aberdeen Airport 4* 200 Watermill Coaches W: www.chauffeursaberdeen.co.uk
 Courtyard By Marriott Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 4* 194 E: info@watermillcoaches.co.uk
 Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 4* 165 T: 0044 1346 513050 Aberdeen Chauffeur Service
 W: www.watermillcoaches.co.uk E: enquiries@aberdeenchauffeurservice.co.uk
 Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 4* 147
 T: 0044 7789 502048
 Craighaar Hotel Aberdeen Airport 4* 53
 Central Coaches W: www.aberdeenchauffeurservice.co.uk
 Aberdeen Airport Dyce, Sure Hotel Collection by Aberdeen Airport 3* 212 E: enquiries@centralaberdeen.co.uk
 Best Western
 T: 0044 1224 890089 Aberdeen Taxis
 Leonardo Inn Hotel Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 3* 202
 W: www.centralaberdeen.co.uk W: www.aberdeen-taxis.com
 Moxy Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 3* 200
 T: 0044 1224 200200
 Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 3* 193 Simpson’s Coaches
 Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen Airport 3* 155 E: simpsonscoaches@hotmail.com Rainbow City Taxis
 Aloft Aberdeen TECA Aberdeen Airport 3* 150 T: 0044 1346 571610 W: www.rainbowcity.com
 W: www.simpsonscoaches.co.uk T: 0044 1224 878787
 Pinehurst Lodge Hotel Aberdeen Airport N/A 27

 First Group Comcab
 E: enquiry form W: www.comcab.co.uk/aberdeen
 T: 0044 1224 219225 T: 0044 1224 353535
 W: www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen
 Black Cab Company
 The Luxury Coach Company W: https://theblackcar.co.uk/
 E: bookings@theluxurycoach.com T: 0044 1224 473112
 T: 0044 7581 184623
 W: www.theluxurycoach.com
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