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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.

Scotland: Northern Highlights Sightseeing Pass

2. Scotland: Northern Highlights Sightseeing Pass

Experience some of North East Scotland's top attractions and tours and get up to 50% off admission with the Northern Highlights Pass. With a 3 month pass enjoy discounts at over 25locations. Decide what you feel like doing on the day, from castles to museums and whisky to coastlines, and make the most of your savings. Here's where you can save: • Macduff Marine Aquarium - 20% off admission • Balmoral Castle and Estate - 10% off admission • Grampian Transport Museum - 50% off admission • Maryculter House - 30% off afternoon tea • Craggan Outdoors - 10% off activities • Bothies and Bannocks - 10% off food and drink tours • Kincardine Estate - 10% off fishing • Peterculter Golf Club - 25% off a round of golf • Peterhead Prison Museum - 10% off admission • Sixt Car Rental - 15% off car rental • Gordon Castle and Walled Garden - 10% off afternoon tea experience • House of Mulben - 15% off activities • Ride In Peace Adventures - 20% off bespoke RIPA Deeside MTB tours • Strathisla Distillery - 10% off tours • The Gordon Highlanders Museum -10% off admission • Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery Tour - 10% off tour • Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle Ltd - 15% off admission • Still Tours Scotland - 10% off a selection of tours • Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery - 10% off admission • Blair Castle and Gardens - 15% off admission • More Moray Tours & Transport - 10% off bookings • Cullen Sea School - 10% off • Timberbush Tours - 15% off selection of tours • City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School - 10% off tours and Gin School • E Guide - 10% off mountain bike tours and bike hire • Ogilvy Spirits Distillery - 10% off tours • Toll House Spirits - 15% off Gin Experiences and Gin School

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

What a beautiful experience! First and foremost, our guide Alice was just wonderful. She is funny, kind and full of knowledge about the places she took us (very skullfully I must say, she is an excellent driver). We learned so much, from historical facts, local gossip, and personal tid bits. Same goes for nature, be it local wildlife or domesticated animals. Every place we visited, even when it seemed ordinary at the beginning, gained a personality with a rich historical background. Overall an amazing experience we will never forget!

Loved the tour! We learnt so much about the history of Scotland with interesting fun facts and local background. Our guide Alice was very knowledgeable and engaging - we also learnt some Scottish Gaelic and Doric dialect from her. Alice suggested some good places to visit in Aberdeen, but we unfortunately took the tour on our last day so we missed out a bunch of interesting things to see. We recommend everyone take this lovely day trip on your first day in Aberdeen.

Went on a day tour to the Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside. Amazing service from Rabbie's! No hastle,no complaints. Special thanks to Alice, our guide for the day. What an enthusiastic young lady. Couldn't have a better person to travel with. She's so passionate,knowledgeable and professional. Definitely booking a trip again!

An interesting, varied and well paced day. Made extra special by the interesting and extensive knowledge of our cheerful guide Alice. One of the best value for money days we have had in a long time.

Very good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us many things about the history of Scotland.