Aberdeen City & Shire Visitor Attractions for Groups

Key to Facilities: PR: Party Rate Available, R: Restaurant, CP: Coach Parking, GL: Guides/Lecturers, EPW: Educational Parties Welcomed, final figure refers to Max Party Size. Quality rating awarded by VisitScotland Quality Assurance.

Aberdeen David Welch Winter Gardens
Duthie Park
Polmuir Road
Aberdeen
AB11 7TH

t: 01224 585310
One of Europe's largest indoor gardens and Scotland's third most visited garden. It boasts a beautiful floral paradise all year round with many rare and exotic plants on show from all around the world.


Prices: Free
Open: Jan-Dec
w: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
e: wintergardens@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Contact: Alan Findlay
GL CP EPW No limit


Aberdeen Haddo House (the National Trust for Scotland)
Methlick
Aberdeenshire
Ellon
AB41 7EQ

t: +44(0)131 4580204
Elegant Georgian mansion house with sumptuous Victorian interiors and superb collections of portraits and furniture. The terraced garden is a must-see. Magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to country park with lakes, monuments and walks.


Prices: from 6.50 or Discover Tickets
Open: Apr-Oct
w: www.nts.org.uk/traveltrade
e: traveltrade@nts.org

PR GL R CP EPW

Historic House
Access for visitors with mobility difficulties Bronze Walkers Welcomed Cyclists Welcomed Ancestral Tourism

Aberdeen Pitmedden Garden (the National Trust for Scotland)
Ellon
Aberdeenshire
AB41 7PD

t: +44(0)131 4580204
One of Britain's most famous historic gardens dating from 1675, the inspirational Great Garden has over 5 miles of intricate box hedging, forming 6 parterres filled with 40,000 bedding plants; herb garden, fountains, sundials and topiary.


Prices: from 4.50 or Discover Tickets
Open: May-Sep
w: www.nts.org.uk/traveltrade
e: traveltrade@nts.org

PR GL R CP EPW

Visitor Attraction
Access for visitors with mobility difficulties Silver Walkers Welcomed Cyclists Welcomed

Aberdeen Serco NorthLink Ferries
Kiln Corner
Ayre Road
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1QX

t: 01856 852086
f: 01856 851795
NorthLink Ferries provide tailored itinerary packages to group organisers looking to travel to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen and Scrabster.


Prices: Various
Open: Jan-Dec
w: www.northlinkferries.co.uk
e: grouptours@northlinkferries.co.uk

Contact: Joyce Muir
R CP 600


Aberlour Cragganmore Distillery
Ballindalloch
Banffshire
AB37 9AB

t: 01479 874715
Savour the atmosphere on a unique journey around the distillery. Cragganmore is a small distillery of huge character.


Prices: Cragganmore Tour 4.50
Open: 1st April - 1st November 2014
w: www.discovering-distilleries.com
e: cragganmore.distillery@diageo.com

Contact: Laura Sharpe
GL CP Groups On Applicatio

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Balmoral Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Crathie
Ballater
Aberdeenshire
AB35 5TB

t: 01339 742700
f: 01339 742702
Royal Lochnagar is a small traditional working distillery situated on the River Dee close to Balmoral Castle. Visitor centre shop has a range of rare and unusual malt whiskies.


Prices: From 7.00
Open: Jan-Dec
w: www.discovering-distilleries.com
e: royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com

Contact: Stewart Adamson
GL CP By Appointment

Visitor Attraction

Banchory Crathes Castle and Garden
(the National Trust for Scotland)
Banchory
AB31 5QJ

t: +44(0)131 4580204
Magical 16th-century turreted castle with resident ghost, the Green Lady. Extraordinary interiors and painted ceilings. One of Europe's finest walled gardens, and the estate is home to Go Ape, the north of Scotland's only high wire tree-top adventure course. www.goape.co.uk


Prices: from 8.50 or Discover Tickets
Open: All year
w: www.nts.org.uk/traveltrade
e: traveltrade@nts.org.uk

PR GL R CP EPW

Visitor Attraction
Assisted Wheelchair Access Silver Walkers Welcomed Cyclists Welcomed Ancestral Tourism

Knockando Cardhu Distillery Visitor Centre
Knockando
Morayshire
AB38 7RY

t: 01479 874635
f: 01479 874636
Hear the story of the only Malt Distillery pioneered by a woman. The malt whisky produced here has a warmth and cleanliness of taste which is described as silky and is used in the award winning Johnnie Walker.


Prices: Cardhu Tour 4.50, Glassic Tour 7.99
Open: Jan-Dec
w: www.discovering-distilleries.com
e: cardhu.distillery@diageo.com

Contact: Laura Sharp
PR GL CP Groups on application

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Laurencekirk The Grassic Gibbon Centre
Arbuthnott
Laurencekirk
AB30 1PB

t: 01561 361668
Visitor centre, coffee shop, home baking, exhibition on Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Situated on B967 accessible from A90 & A92.


Prices: 2.25-3.00
Open: Mar-Oct
w: www.grassicgibbon.com
e: lgginfo@grassicgibbon.com

Contact: Mrs Williamson
PR R CP EPW 100

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Assisted Wheelchair Access Walkers Welcomed Cyclists Welcomed Classic Cars Ancestral Tourism EatScotland

Moray Keith & Dufftown Railway
Dufftown Station
Dufftown
AB55 4BA

t: 01343 870429
Take a nostalgic trip on the Whisky Line. Spot the wildlife and enjoy superb scenery from our heritage trains. Restaurant at Dufftown, shop at Keith Town. Disabled access and facilities at both stations.


Prices: Adult 10,
Open: Open Easter to end of Sept
w: www. keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk
e: info@keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk

Contact: Rod Furr
PR R CP EPW 50


Turriff Fyvie Castle (the National Trust for Scotland)
Fyvie
Turriff
AB53 8JS

t: +44(0)131 4580204
Magnificent 800-year old Scottish baronial fortress with lavish Edwardian interiors and one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world. Set in beautiful landscaped grounds with loch and 18th-century walled garden.


Prices: From 8.00 or Discover Tickets
Open: Apr-Oct
w: www.nts.org.uk/traveltrade
e: traveltrade@nts.org.uk

PR GL R CP EPW

Castle
Access for visitors with mobility difficulties Bronze Walkers Welcomed Cyclists Welcomed Ancestral Tourism