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From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

From US$ 78.05 per person

Discover the highlights of what the Aberdeen region has to offer in just 1 day. Take a tour of a whisky distillery and savor a whisky tasting, visit Fraser Castle, explore local heritage, and get a taste of North East Scotland's local food.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore Glen Garioch Distillery and learn about the art of creating a perfect single malt whisky
  • Find out about whisky history and sample the local liquid gold after touring the distillery
  • Go back in time and roam around Castle Fraser and its splendid gardens.
  • Delve into the heritage of the Aberdeenshire
  • Taste regional food and produce typical of North East Scotland
Full description

Get a taste both for Scottish history and local produce on this full-day tour from Aberdeen. Visit a whisky distillery and a very special castle, Castle Fraser along with examples of the regional heritage. Savor samples of local food and drink during the tour. After gathering at the meeting point, make your way to 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 Style. Discover the history of whisky and how it is made on the Founders Tour around the distillery, and relish a tasting of their Founder's Reserve. Next, head to Castle Fraser, part of the National Trust for 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 a landscaped garden. Delve into the regional heritage with a mixture of attractions - this can be from one of the largest Stone circles in Aberdeen, dramatic ruins or stunning landscapes to beautiful gardens and picturesque villages. Sample and learn about the food and drink of the North East. Food samples and tastes will be offered throughout the day showcasing the wonderful produce available in the region whetting your appetite for more. The tour will then conclude at the original meeting point.

  • Transportation
  • Food & drink samples (can accommodate a variety of dietary needs if notified in advance)
  • Entrance to Castle Fraser - £14.50
  • Glen Garioch Distillery - £15.00
  • Lunch- average £18.00 per person
  • Any other location stops can vary, most have no charge however budget to have a little extra on the day. (£15.00 for example)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet either inside the Craftsman or just outside at the crossing lights on the corner of Guild Street and Market Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There are a lot of stairs at Castle Fraser; there are places to rest on the tour but stairs are steep and spiral
  • The tour will operate in all weather conditions and appropriate clothing should be worn
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

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The tour was super nice. Our guide was really great. Took a lot of time and paid close attention to the little things. Local specialties were served in between. The additional whiskey tour was conducted by the distillery itself and was very informative and well done. Thank you for the great day.

May 22, 2022

This tour was a definitive highlight of my stay in Aberdeen! Jacqueline was so knowledgeable and friendly and helped me get a more 'real' taste of Aberdeenshire. The small group was intimate and a nice change from the large day tour groups I've joined before. Plus she gave great tips for other things to do and see for the rest of my stay and pointed me in the right direction for a truly local dinner experience you wouldn't find yourself. I'd definitely consider her other tours when I eventually make my way back to Aberdeen!

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Product ID: 341831