Queen’s Jubilee weekend at Balmoral

Balmoral Castle

This year we celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with additional tours to Balmoral and special Jubilee Celebration Tours! Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in Royal Deeside Balmoral, has been a home for the Royal family since Prince Albert and Queen Victoria purchased the land and castle in 1852.  Generations of Royals have lived and loved this part […]

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Fund

As a tour operator there is no getting away from the fact that our tours have an impact on the local environment. But we are proud to introduce a new initiative – our Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Fund. Introducing our new conservation fund In the last few years, Grampian Escapes and Tours have made donations […]

Rod, Reel & the River Dee

Fly fishing in the River

The River Dee is the lifeblood of Deeside and runs from high in the Cairngorm mountains to the city of Aberdeen and the North Sea. In the latest episode of the Visit the North East of Scotland podcast,  I am speaking with Debbie Cooper, development and promotions officer for the Dee District Salmon Fishery board […]

Scottish Christmas and Hogmanay Celebrations

Getting together with friends at Hogmanay

Scottish Christmas traditions are, maybe surprisingly, not so traditional. Curious to find out why? In this episode of the podcast we are having a slightly different vibe as we are talking all things Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland.  I share some of the traditions around this time of year, we hear from a good friend […]

Photography in the Aberdeenshire Landscape

Landscape Photography

Taking pictures is something most of us like to do. The cameras on our mobile phones make it easy and accessible, but what makes a good image? In today’s episode of the Visit the North East of Scotland Podcast, I’m speaking with Martin Bennie an Aberdeenshire based Photographer who has a passion for landscape photography.  […]

Hillwalking in Scotland

Getting into the hills of Aberdeenshire now is easier than you might think when you have the right guide. A conversation with Garry Cormack from Hillgoers Garry Cormack-owner & mountain guide Adventuring out into the hills of Scotland is much more than gaining altitude. Our landscape has a lot of stories to tell and by […]

Cycling trails in the North East of Scotland

Mountain bike on the hills

If you only cycled in Scotland when the weather is good, you wouldn’t be cycling but a few months of the year.  But that doesn’t stop this intrepid bunch in Aberdeenshire. Taking to the road, and off-road in the Northeast In the latest podcast episode we are staying on the adventure sports topic and we […]

Adventures on a Paddle Board

Stand Up Paddle boarding in Scotland

For many people getting onto the water in the peace and quiet of the Scottish countryside is the closest thing to Heaven.  The growth in paddle boarding experiences means there really is something for everyone. Seeing Scotland on a board   In this episode of the podcast we are speaking with James Wight from Sup2Summit […]

Working towards a sustainable future

Taking our sustainability efforts to the next level and working toward Green Tourism Accreditation We have always been aware that we should take care to operate our business as responsibly as we can and to look after our environment, not only within the business setting but also in our wider community.  We show visitors to […]

Day trips for the family in Aberdeenshire

Are you looking for something to do with the family? Here are some of our favourites for you to try the next time you are planning a day out.  Most of these sites are open, do double check opening times to make sure.  Also Dunnottar Castle, Edzell Castle & Kildrummy Castle will need to be […]