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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

1. Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Travel in style in a Mercedes luxury 16-seat mini-coach from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s archetypal structures, Dunnottar Castle. Witness the stunning fortress set on a cliff by the sea. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination. Your next stop is the Falls of Feugh. These cascading falls are mesmerizing; and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a salmon jumping up the river. It’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try. After your delicious lunch, you'll then head to the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and get the opportunity to go for a stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, birds, and adders on this quintessential woodland walk. You leave the Cairngorms National Park and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening.

St Andrews, Dunnottar Castle & Falkland Tour in Spanish

2. St Andrews, Dunnottar Castle & Falkland Tour in Spanish

The first stop of your tour is just outside of Edinburgh at the South Queensferry. Here you will see the beautiful and spectacular works of industrial engineering, the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Forth Bridge. Then you will head to your next stop of the tour.  Your second stop of the tour is St. Andrews. This seaside town is known for being the home of golf, but that is not all. See the historic coastline and visit the beach where the mythical scene of Chariots of Fire was filmed. When you arrive your guide will take you on a walking tour of St. Andrews where you will learn about the history and tales of the town. You will then have free time to explore St. Andrews on your own. After exploring St. Andrews continues on to Dunnottar Castle. This castle is situated on a cliff facing the North Sea and is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in Scotland. Then start heading back towards Edinburgh, stopping at the small village of Falkland along the way. This village is famous for its beauty and for being the perfect setting to represent Inverness in the Outlander series.

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What people are saying about Dunnottar Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

What a beautiful experience! First and foremost, our guide Alice was just wonderful. She is funny, kind and full of knowledge about the places she took us (very skullfully I must say, she is an excellent driver). We learned so much, from historical facts, local gossip, and personal tid bits. Same goes for nature, be it local wildlife or domesticated animals. Every place we visited, even when it seemed ordinary at the beginning, gained a personality with a rich historical background. Overall an amazing experience we will never forget!

Loved the tour! We learnt so much about the history of Scotland with interesting fun facts and local background. Our guide Alice was very knowledgeable and engaging - we also learnt some Scottish Gaelic and Doric dialect from her. Alice suggested some good places to visit in Aberdeen, but we unfortunately took the tour on our last day so we missed out a bunch of interesting things to see. We recommend everyone take this lovely day trip on your first day in Aberdeen.

Went on a day tour to the Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside. Amazing service from Rabbie's! No hastle,no complaints. Special thanks to Alice, our guide for the day. What an enthusiastic young lady. Couldn't have a better person to travel with. She's so passionate,knowledgeable and professional. Definitely booking a trip again!

An interesting, varied and well paced day. Made extra special by the interesting and extensive knowledge of our cheerful guide Alice. One of the best value for money days we have had in a long time.

Very good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us many things about the history of Scotland.