Aberdeenshire / Grampian Highlands

Ideal for touring the Castle and Whisky Trails


Rabbie's tours from Edinburgh

Rabbie's offer award-winning 5 Star tours from Aberdeen in a 16 seat Mercedes minicoach. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2018, British Travel Awards 2017 and 2018.
1-day tours avaiable from Aberdeen to:


Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Scotland's Best B&Bs


Scotland's Best B&Bs is an organisation
with members throughout Scotland.
All graded 4 or 5 Stars by Visit Scotland (the Scottish Tourist Board).

To see members of Scotland's Best B&Bs
please click here to visit their web site


Car Hire

Sixt has cars and vans to hire from locations in Scotland including Aberdeen Airport and Dyce.



Highland Journeys
Nicola Fraser is a professional Tour Guide and freelance Travel Consultant with a special interest in natural history and Highland culture. With a 4x4 vehicle, she offers private tours of Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside including day trips to visit castles and distilleries. Available for private shore excursions from cruises docking at Aberdeen. Bespoke tours can be arranged. Travel planning services also available. 20 years experience.

In addition to the Castle & Whisky Trails, Aberdeenshire is one of the richest areas for standing stones and ancient monuments - so much so that there is now a 'Stone Circle Trail'. Check out the official guide by Aberdeenshire council.


Dunnottar Castle


Beautiful castles to visit in this area include Dunnottar (pictured above), Crathes, Craigievar, Drum, Fraser and more....
visit the Scottish Castles web site for more ideas.



Braemar and Ballater walks (Walk Highlands website)
Ballater Walking Festival (May)



Aberdeen and Royal Deeside Walks
Pathfinder walking guide with walks for all abilities. Each walk features an easy-to-follow route description, fascinating background & historical detail, and recommendations for points of interest & highlights. Colour maps by the official Ordnance Survey.
Available from Amazon UK

Colour Street Map of Aberdeen
Buy online from Amazon.co.uk (commission link)