Day trip

From Aberdeen: North East of Scotland Coastal Tour

From Aberdeen: North East of Scotland Coastal Tour

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Discover the beauty of the Scottish coastline with this scenic day trip along the northeastern coast from Aberdeen. Admire the Georgian architecture of Duff House, visit the charming village of Pennan, and explore Scotland's first lighthouse.

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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the stunning architecture and design of Duff House
  • See some of the exhibitions of the National Gallery of Scotland
  • Explore the inner workings of the first lighthouse in Scotland
  • Breathe the fresh air in one of Scotland’s prettiest coastal villages
Full description
Explore the northeastern coast of Scotland on a day trip from Aberdeen. Travel through Aberdeenshire countryside towards the historic town of Banff, known for its silver work and beautiful architecture. Stop to explore Duff House and learn about the building’s turbulent history. Visit the exhibition of the Scottish National Gallery on the top floor of the house. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch of freshly-prepared local food at Duff House Café. The tour will continue along the coastal route, visiting the charming village of Pennan that hugs the rugged cliffs. Wander through this pretty village, before continuing to your next stop in Fraserburgh. Here you’ll visit the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, to admire its unique collection of lighthouse memorabilia, lenses, and technology. Enjoy a guided tour of Kinnaird Lighthouse that takes you into the light itself. Walk outside and take in the 360-degree views of the town, harbor, and the North Sea.
  • 7-hour tour
  • Transportation from Aberdeen
  • Entry to Duff house (£9 per person)
  • Entry to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses (£9 per person)
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet inside the Craftsman Company.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the attraction tickets must be pre-booked online. Details will be sent via email.
  • The tour will take place rain or shine. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Occasionally due to weather or road conditions it may not be possible to access Pennan.
  • There are spiral stairs in Kinnaird Lighthouse and no elevator access.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Duff House is a grand stately home full of wonderful paintings and ornate ceilings. Really impressive. Afterwards we went to Pennan, a little community of whitewashed houses with gigantic cliffs rising behind them. Then on to Fraserburgh to a nearby lighthouse and I spent 45 minutes looking round the excellent lighthouse museum. As on the previous trip to Balmoral, Braemar and the Cairngorms, the tour guide Jacqueline was most attentive and informative, enriching my knowledge of the area.

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July 17, 2021

Loved spending the day with Jacqueline. Great stops and a wonderful lunch location. Very knowledgeable and well organized. Highly recommended!!!

May 21, 2022

Great sites and a wonderful guide.

October 12, 2020

Product ID: 351866