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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Adventure Tourism- getting outdoors in Aberdeenshire

Seaton park is a wonderful place to visit

What is adventure tourism? Adventure tourism is a leisure activity which often takes place in unusual, remote or wilderness locations. It is a type of travel that includes high levels of outdoor activity and adventure and travelers expect to experience excitement and to be personally tested. In particular, they are explorers of unspoiled landscapes and may […]

Food & Drink Tourism

Food & Drink Tourism

Food & Drink experiences in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire The trend of food and drink tourism is growing and there is demand for getting a real taste of Scotland.  No longer are the castles, whisky and history of Scotland the main reasons for visitors to travel.  Aberdeenshire is a strong contributor to food production in Scotland […]

Exploring the North East of Scotland

Sightseeing in Aberdeenshire If you like to do the driving yourself there is a great new way to explore in the North East of Scotland. We love showing people the wonderful places to visit in Aberdeenshire but we know some visitors want to travel on their own. If you are planning a visit and have […]

Collaborating with others our Tours

Collaborating with others our Tours One of the greatest benefits of working in tourism is the opportunity to meet lots of new people and share our beautiful corner of Scotland. We have been planning and preparing for several exciting group tours this spring including our first conference package! We are delighted to be able to […]

Exploring New Destinations

House of Schivas, Ythanbank We are excited to offer a new destination to the 2019 tours, House of Schivas.  The house is tucked away far off the beaten path and the journey to the estate is part of the experience. The house is a real peek into the lives of people who live in a […]

Looking forward to 2019

After a successful spring/summer season at Grampian Escapes we are in full swing preparing our tours for 2019. We have a returning favourite; the Taste of Scotland tour, which proved to be a popular choice. What is not to love about seeing two of Scotland’s iconic attractions castles & whisky! Also, very popular was our […]