From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour
- 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
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.
- Food samples
- Entrance to the castles and distillery (total £30.00 per person)
- Lunch (average £12.00 per person)
- People with mobility impairments
Prepare for the activity
- Comfortable shoes
• The tour will operate in all weather conditions and appropriate clothing should be worn