Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Areas To

1. Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Areas To

This is a private tour for your group only. Scotland has many treasures to explore and a lot of them are in Aberdeenshire. We will take you on a tour to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting and you will learn about the attractions and their history and have a great day out. You can also choose your own itinerary. Our example itinerary includes - Old Aberdeen - A step back in time to see amazing ancient buildings including St Machars Cathedral and Kings College. - Dunnottar Castle- One of the worlds most iconic castles impregnably built on a sheer headland. - Drum Castle - A stunning 13th Century Castle dating back to Robert The Bruce. - Crathes Castle - A 16th Century masterpiece on Royal Deeside. Most castles are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. Attractions are subject to seasonal opening times and please contact us for details. Itinerary may be altered your hotel location.

Aberdeen&Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group 1 Day Tour

2. Aberdeen&Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group 1 Day Tour

This is a private tour for your group only. Aberdeenshire has many treasures to offer and we will take you on a private tour to areas that are stunning and interesting. A suggested itinerary depending on your hotel location and availability: -Old Aberdeen - Fascinating medieval history -Dunnottar Castle - one of the worlds most iconic -Crathes Castle - 16th century masterpiece with amazing gardens -Lunch at nice restaurant -Royal Lochnagar Distillery/Glen Garioch Distillery - Whisky Tasting tour (included in cost). We can also include Balmoral Castle instead of the Distillery. Please note Balmoral is usually open Apr-Aug but in 2024 it may extend these dates. Please contact us at time of booking with any requests or questions. Choose your own itinerary. Pick up/drop is included. Access to the castle interiors and Distillery Tasting Tours are subject to seasonal opening times. Most castles are free to see from the outside. Please contact us for details. You must be over 18 to taste the whisky during the Distillery Tour but younger people are welcome.

Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

3. Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

Day 1 Embark from Edinburgh, journey north, and cross Queensferry Crossing to the historic Kingdom of Fife. Explore Falkland Palace, once a royal hunting lodge, where Mary Queen of Scots played tennis on the world's oldest court. Wander the medieval village seen in Outlander. Head to St Andrews for lunch and discovery of its cobblestone streets and ancient university. In the afternoon, venture further north to Dunnottar Castle, a majestic cliff-top ruin featured on travel magazine covers. Capture breathtaking views and sharpen your photography skills. You spend your night in Aberdeen. Day 2 Explore Royal Deeside, renowned for its castles. Begin at Castle Fraser, a grand Scottish tower house. Enjoy a stroll in the 18th-century walled garden. Head to Ballater, a royal-associated village, for lunch. Afternoon at Crathes Castle, a fairytale-like fortress with a haunted history. Wander freely through the house and gardens. Marvel at the June Borders for stunning castle views. You return to Aberdeen for another overnight. Day 3 Venture north to Fyvie Castle, dating to the 13th century, housing a remarkable collection of arms, armor, and 17th-century tapestries. Travel through scenic landscapes to Elgin for lunch. Explore the intricately carved Pictish stone at ruined Elgin Cathedral. Afternoon visit to Culloden Battlefield, the poignant end of the Jacobite Rising. Walk the tragic landscape, honoring those who fell in the last battle on British soil. You continue to Nairn for your overnight stay. Day 4 Travel south through Scotland's breathtaking landscapes. Visit Cardhu, the pioneering distillery by Helen Cumming. Pass Kingussie for a quick stop at Ruthven Barracks. Explore Blair Castle, rich in history and adorned with a ballroom featuring 175 antlers. Wander the 9-acre Georgian garden and enjoy lunch. Journey through Perthshire's lush woodlands, pausing in picturesque towns. Return to Edinburgh over the Firth of Forth in the evening.

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Crathes Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Areas To

Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Areas To

This is a private tour for your group only. Scotland has many treasures to explore and a lot of them are in Aberdeenshire. We will take you on a tour to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting and you will learn about the attractions and their history and have a great day out. You can also choose your own itinerary. Our example itinerary includes - Old Aberdeen - A step back in time to see amazing ancient buildings including St Machars Cathedral and Kings College. - Dunnottar Castle- One of the worlds most iconic castles impregnably built on a sheer headland. - Drum Castle - A stunning 13th Century Castle dating back to Robert The Bruce. - Crathes Castle - A 16th Century masterpiece on Royal Deeside. Most castles are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. Attractions are subject to seasonal opening times and please contact us for details. Itinerary may be altered your hotel location.

Aberdeen&Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group 1 Day Tour

Aberdeen&Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group 1 Day Tour

This is a private tour for your group only. Aberdeenshire has many treasures to offer and we will take you on a private tour to areas that are stunning and interesting. A suggested itinerary depending on your hotel location and availability: -Old Aberdeen - Fascinating medieval history -Dunnottar Castle - one of the worlds most iconic -Crathes Castle - 16th century masterpiece with amazing gardens -Lunch at nice restaurant -Royal Lochnagar Distillery/Glen Garioch Distillery - Whisky Tasting tour (included in cost). We can also include Balmoral Castle instead of the Distillery. Please note Balmoral is usually open Apr-Aug but in 2024 it may extend these dates. Please contact us at time of booking with any requests or questions. Choose your own itinerary. Pick up/drop is included. Access to the castle interiors and Distillery Tasting Tours are subject to seasonal opening times. Most castles are free to see from the outside. Please contact us for details. You must be over 18 to taste the whisky during the Distillery Tour but younger people are welcome.

Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

Scottish Highlands 4-Day Castle Tour From Edinburgh

Day 1 Embark from Edinburgh, journey north, and cross Queensferry Crossing to the historic Kingdom of Fife. Explore Falkland Palace, once a royal hunting lodge, where Mary Queen of Scots played tennis on the world's oldest court. Wander the medieval village seen in Outlander. Head to St Andrews for lunch and discovery of its cobblestone streets and ancient university. In the afternoon, venture further north to Dunnottar Castle, a majestic cliff-top ruin featured on travel magazine covers. Capture breathtaking views and sharpen your photography skills. You spend your night in Aberdeen. Day 2 Explore Royal Deeside, renowned for its castles. Begin at Castle Fraser, a grand Scottish tower house. Enjoy a stroll in the 18th-century walled garden. Head to Ballater, a royal-associated village, for lunch. Afternoon at Crathes Castle, a fairytale-like fortress with a haunted history. Wander freely through the house and gardens. Marvel at the June Borders for stunning castle views. You return to Aberdeen for another overnight. Day 3 Venture north to Fyvie Castle, dating to the 13th century, housing a remarkable collection of arms, armor, and 17th-century tapestries. Travel through scenic landscapes to Elgin for lunch. Explore the intricately carved Pictish stone at ruined Elgin Cathedral. Afternoon visit to Culloden Battlefield, the poignant end of the Jacobite Rising. Walk the tragic landscape, honoring those who fell in the last battle on British soil. You continue to Nairn for your overnight stay. Day 4 Travel south through Scotland's breathtaking landscapes. Visit Cardhu, the pioneering distillery by Helen Cumming. Pass Kingussie for a quick stop at Ruthven Barracks. Explore Blair Castle, rich in history and adorned with a ballroom featuring 175 antlers. Wander the 9-acre Georgian garden and enjoy lunch. Journey through Perthshire's lush woodlands, pausing in picturesque towns. Return to Edinburgh over the Firth of Forth in the evening.

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Great tour! Malcom was a good tour guide. He was very accommodating.