Taste of Scotland Tour – £55.00
If you only have one day to visit, this tour packs everything! With a visit to Castles, a Whisky tour and beautiful scenery this trip will offer a real taste of the Aberdeenshire giving you every excuse to come back again!
When: Thursdays and Saturdays at 09:30 (Bookings must be made in advance)
Where: The Craftsman Coffee & Ale House (AB11 6NE) either inside or near the crossing lights on Guild Street.
How long: 7 hours
Whisky is a big part of what makes Scotland great and we will discover the history of whisky and how it is made with a tour at Glen Garioch Distillery in Oldmeldrum. Glen Garioch is the most easterly distillery in Scotland and has been making Whisky since 1797 in what is affectionately known as a Highland - Speyside. The Founders tour will take you around the distillery and a tasting of their Founder’s Reserve.
We visit two very special castles with Castle Fraser, part of the National Trust for Scotland and Tolquhon Castle which is Historic Environment Scotland. Castle Fraser, (not related to that famous Outlander Jamie Fraser) is one of the few castles to have been managed by a Lady Laird and has an impressive avenue of trees and landscaped garden. Tolquhon Castle originally built in the early 1420’s has some interesting architectural features and would have been a very comfortable home once upon a time.
We love sharing some of the area’s great food and for our lunch stop we prefer to visit independent cafés and restaurants where you’ll be made welcome and taste our regional cuisine with fresh & local produce.
It wouldn’t be Taste of Scotland without some tasting! We offer samples of our local food & drink producers during the tour.
Extras: This tour does not include entry to attractions. Distillery tour is £8.50, Tolquhon Castle £6.00 and Castle Fraser is £12.00. Lunch is on average £15.00 per person.