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Crathes Castle Tours and Tickets

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Set among the wooded countryside of Aberdeenshire, the 16th-century Crathes Castle is known for its ties to Robert the Bruce. The tower house’s interior features original painted ceilings, portraits, and antique furniture, while the 593-acre (240-hectare) estate encompasses walled gardens and parkland threaded by marked trails.

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Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, AB31 5QJ
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Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Building Tour
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Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Building Tour

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Aberdeenshire is known for its density of castles and historic buildings but, without your own transportation, getting around can be tricky. Skip the hassle of navigating public transit with this private tour. In the company of just your group and a guide, explore the history-rich region and enjoy the flexibility of adapting the itinerary to your specific interests.
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  • 4 hours
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$181.98
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Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside Private Half-day Castle Tour
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Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside Private Half-day Castle Tour

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This is a private tour for your group only. Scotland has many treasures to offer and a lot of them are in Aberdeenshire. We will take you on a private tour to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting and you will learn about the attractions and their history and have a great day out. You can also choose your own itinerary. Tours can include – Iconic Castle(s), Distilleries, Historical Areas, Stunning Scenery (examples listed from which we choose a route). Our example itinerary includes - Dunnottar Castle- One of the worlds most iconic castles impregnably built on a sheer headland. - Drum Castle - A stunning 13th Century Castle dating back to Robert The Bruce. - Crathes Castle - A 16th Century masterpiece on Royal Deeside. Most castle grounds are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Aberdeen & Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group one Day Tour
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Aberdeen & Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group one Day Tour

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Discover the rugged coast and royal heritage of Aberdeenshire on this private tour that is fully customized to your own interests. Explore the "granite city" of Aberdeen, admire the atmospheric Dunnottar Castle, perched on the edge of the North Sea, and sample a "wee dram" at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$274.80
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Private Deeside Walking Tour to Queens Retreat & Castle/Distillery Visit
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Private Deeside Walking Tour to Queens Retreat & Castle/Distillery Visit

Deep in the Ballochbuie Forest (part of the Queens’ Balmoral Estate) lies the “Honka House”. This log cabin was a gift from Finland for the Queens silver wedding anniversary and has been a favourite picnic spot for the Royal's ever since. Near the retreat are the stunning Falls of Garbh Allt, over which Queen Victoria had a beautiful iron bridge installed in 1878 and it is still in use today. The tour will be set at your own pace and there will opportunities to stop and admire the views. Our tour also takes us over the famous Invercauld Bridge, which dates back to the 18thC. We can also visit a castle or the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, depending on timings. Distillery Tours are subject to availability and seasonal opening times. Most castle grounds are free to visit (except Balmoral), but charge for tours inside the actual castle. Contact us for details. Please note the walk is an approx 5 miles long on well maintained and mostly gentle paths and a degree of fitness is required.
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  • 9 hours
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$268.69
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Aberdeen Airport / Train / Harbour transfer and Private Guided Tour of area

Aberdeen Airport / Train / Harbour transfer and Private Guided Tour of area

Too early to check in to your hotel or for your flight? We have the perfect solution, a private guided tour of the area. Simply let us know where/when you need picked up and choose the length of tour that suits you. Aberdeenshire has many treasures to offer – amazing castles, historical buildings, distilleries and beautiful scenery. We will take you to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting. Pick up/ Drop off from Airport, Train Station, Cruise Ship and or Aberdeen accommodation. Please note that should your plane, train or ship be late in arriving, we will still endeavour to provide your full tour, but however our other bookings may curtail or prevent this. Please advise of your pick up / drop off details when booking. Distillery Tours are subject to availability, seasonal opening times and require advance booking. Most castle grounds are free to visit (except Balmoral), but charge for tours inside the actual castle which are also subject to seasonal opening times.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Dunnottar & Deeside Castle & Distillery Private one Day Tour & Photo Workshop
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Dunnottar & Deeside Castle & Distillery Private one Day Tour & Photo Workshop

We will take you on a day trip to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting. We can provide the itinerary or you can create your own. Throughout the day you will receive Professional Photography tuition. There is the option for editing tuition after the tour. Introduction to Photography course notes provided electronically. A suggested itinerary is: - Dunnottar Castle- One of the world's most iconic castles. - Crathes Castle - A 16th Century masterpiece of architecture. - Lunch - Burn 'o' Vat / Loch Kinnord walk or tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery Pick up/drop off is from your Hotel, Train Station, Airport or Cruise Ship. We can alter the tour to include Balmoral Castle, but it is not open all year. Please note the distillery is subject to seasonal opening times. Payment for the distillery tasting tour will be sent by PayPal. Most castle grounds are free to visit, but charge for interior tours.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$274.80
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Aberdeenshire Castles Cows and Whisky Private Day Trip
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Aberdeenshire Castles Cows and Whisky Private Day Trip

An amazing private tour that provides a true taste of Scotland. Historic Castles, Highland Cows & Whisky. Feel the history, taste the beef and drink a dram. Dunnottar Castle is one of the world's most iconic castles, impregnably built on a sheer headland. Crathes, a stunning 16thC Castle featuring turrets, gargoyles, giant yew hedges in the amazing gardens. We offer the chance meet our native breed of cattle, photograph them, learn their history and have a lunch of succulent Highland Beef. Enjoy an amazing tasting tour round the Royal Lochnagar distillery which produces a world class single malt Scotch whisky. All tours can be tailored to suit and the farm and distillery are subject to seasonal opening times and require advance booking. Most castle grounds are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. Please advise if of interest, as this may change the itinerary. The stepped entrance at Dunnottar, requires a degree of fitness. You must be over 18 to taste the whisky.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$401.81
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