TOUR: Wednesday 7th August leaving from Aberdeen at 14.30 by private coach and returning to Aberdeen by 18.00 – 18.30. Select the tour which interests you most though none of them will disappoint.
COST: £35 BOOK here
Maximum numbers: 45 on a first come first served basis.
- Crathes Castle
Explore the castle's 16th century tower with its turrents, spiral staircases and painted ceilings. Then wander through the walled garden with its display of flowers and the sculpted yew trees.
- Drum Castle
Drum Castle started life as the imposing square tower in the late 1200s. This was the family home of the Irvines for centuries till the mid 1970s and is approached through a sheltered courtyrard entrance. It has a grand staircase but also dizzying spiral steps. Outside there the a beautiful walled garden and it has it's own small chapel.
- Castle Fraser
An imposing castle, one of the largest tower houses in Scotland, filled with hidden trapdoors, secret staircases and a spy hole! Explore the family treasures and portraits before venturing up to the top of the round tower for incredible views.
- Pitmedden Gardens
Meticulously manicured lawns, perfectly clipped box hedging and trimmed topiary trees and then, at the heart of the walled garden, the parterres with their intricate patterns and riot of colour.
There is also a Museum of Farming Life, which brings the agricultural past to life.