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  3. Aberdeen
  4. Crathes Castle

From Aberdeen: Royal Deeside Castle and Gin Tour

Product ID: 349561
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Visit a local gin distillery and explore Crathes Castle on a full-day tour of the Royal Deeside area. Learn about the unique botanical blend the makes gin special, and admire the beauty of the castle’s stunning estate and gardens.
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Duration: 7.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Wander through ancient avenues of trees in the grounds of Crathes Castle
  • Discover the mix of of up to 20 ingredients that make gin unique
  • Imagine what life was like for the Laird and Lady who called Crathes Castle home
Full description
Explore Scotland’s cultural heritage on a full-day tour of the Royal Deeside area. Your experience starts with a scenic drive alongs the river Dee towards the home of Lost Loch Spirits. Discover the history of gin and Scotland’s first absinth, as you hear about the art of distilling.

Learn how the distillery was founded, and why they use botanicals in their recipes. You’ll be able to taste some of the spirits too. Continue to the town of Banchory where there are several places to enjoy a delicious lunch. 

After lunch the tour heads to Crathes Castle for a visit to this jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland. Explore the picture-perfect castle and its stunning gardens and estate.

Choose to take a guided tour of the castle, then stroll through the walled gardens. Alternatively, follow the nature trails through the estate to spot birds, red squirrels, and maybe some Highland cattle. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back in Aberdeen.
  • Full-day tour
  • Transportation from Aberdeen
  • Entrance to the gin distillery
What’s Not Included
  • Entry to Crathes Castle (£14 per person)
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet inside the Craftsman Company.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for guests aged under 18 years old.
• The tour will take place in all weather conditions.
• Please note, the castle has steep and winding stairs.
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Grampian Escapes & Tours Ltd

Product ID: 349561