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  3. Aberdeen
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From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

Product ID: 341831
Discover the highlights of what the Aberdeen region has to offer in just 1 day. Take a tour of a whisky distillery and savor a whisky tasting. Visit 2 castles — Castle Fraser and Tolquhon Castle — and get a taste for North East Scotland's local food.
About this activity
Duration: 7.5 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Glen Garioch Distillery and learn about the art of creating a perfect single malt whisky
  • Find out about whisky history and sample the local liquid gold after touring the distillery
  • Go back in time and roam around Castle Fraser and its splendid gardens.
  • Admire the ruins of the beautiful Tolquhon Castle
  • Taste regional food and produce typical of North East Scotland
Full description
Get a taste both for Scottish history and local produce on this full-day tour from Aberdeen. Visit a whisky distillery and 2 very special castles, Castle Fraser and Tolquhon Castle. Savor samples of local food and drink during the tour.

After gathering at the meeting point, make your way to Glen Garioch Distillery in Oldmeldrum. Glen Garioch is the most easterly distillery in Scotland and has been making whisky since 1797 in what is affectionately known as a Highland-Speyside. Discover the history of whisky and how it is made on the Founders Tour around the distillery, and relish a tasting of their Founder's Reserve.

Next, head to Castle Fraser, part of the National Trust for Scotland. Castle Fraser —not related to that famous Outlander, Jamie Fraser — is one of the few castles to have been managed by a Lady Laird and has an impressive avenue of trees and a landscaped garden.

From Castle Fraser, move on to Tolquhon Castle, originally built in the early 1420s. Maintained by Historic Environment Scotland, the castle has some interesting architectural features and would have been a very comfortable home once upon a time. Although now a ruin, the castle is a playground with stairs and rooms to explore, and its charm is still strong. The tour concludes at the original meeting point.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Food samples
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the castles and distillery (total £30.00 per person)
  • Lunch (average £12.00 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet either inside the Craftsman or just outside at the crossing lights on the corner of Guild Street and Market Street.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• There are a lot of stairs at Castle Fraser; there are places to rest on the tour but stairs are steep and spiral
• The tour will operate in all weather conditions and appropriate clothing should be worn