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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Combine the majestic heights of Royal Deeside with the epic cliff-top site of Dunnottar Castle on this scenic driving-tour. Explore some of the area's most fascinating landmarks like the falls of Feugh and Muir Nature Reserve amongst others.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Witness the stunning historical landmark of Dunnottar Castle
  • See the Falls of Feugh
  • Relax in a luxury Mercedes vehicle
  • Take a trip through the Cairngorms National Park
  • Admire the landscape of the Muir
Full description
Travel in style in a Mercedes luxury 16-seat mini-coach from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s archetypal structures, Dunnottar Castle. Witness the stunning fortress set on a cliff by the sea. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination. Your next stop is the Falls of Feugh. These cascading falls are mesmerizing; and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a salmon jumping up the river. It’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try. After your delicious lunch, you'll then head to the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and get the opportunity to go for a stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, birds, and adders on this quintessential woodland walk. You leave the Cairngorms National Park and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening.
  • Transportation by 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

(Stance 5) Aberdeen Bus Station, Guild Street, AB11 6NA

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Important information

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  • Minimum age to participate is 5-years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
  • With time off the bus, you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
  • Return time: approximately 6:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

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You had to be on time, but the bus was a little late. Bus spacious, guide very nice and very knowledgeable. Alice and Alister explained a lot about Scotland, customs and history. Dunnotar Castle was closed, but interesting alternatives were offered. Lunch break a bit short, there would have been time at the end, so the break could have been a little longer. Adequate toilets were visited. Excursion highly recommended

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November 3, 2019

The Trip was great. The dunnotar Castle is of course a wonderful place but the walk to the vats with climbing up the stones was a great experience. It was optional to climb up there and suprisingly almost the whole group done it . I can rly recommend the Trip.

September 17, 2019

Great, but..

Great tour, great stops, great guide and great bus. However, the stop at Dunnator and Braemar could easily be one hour longer each. We felt a bit stressed and did not see and photographed all the things we like. A pity on a otherwise brilliant tour. Make the tour longer could be the solution.

July 17, 2019

Product ID: 204358