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Aberdeen Cattle and Castles – NEW TOUR

  • Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland © Images courtesy of National Trust for Scotland

    Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland © Images courtesy of National Trust for Scotland
  • Drum Castle © VisitAberdeenshire

    Drum Castle ©VisitAberdeenshire
  • Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Exterior © Images courtesy of National Trust for Scotland

    Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Exterior © Images courtesy of National Trust for Scotland
  • Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle, Aberdeen, Scotland

    Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - C Hall

    Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - C Hall
  • Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - Reception

    Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - Reception
  • Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - Yard - Football

    Peterhead Prison Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland - Yard - Football
5 day tour
From £318 per person - minimum 20 passengers

On this frightfully exciting tour we visit some of Scotland’s most haunted castles including Crathes, Drum and Fyvie. We also get into a ‘hairy situation’ at Aberdeen Highland Cattle Farm where we meet the native pedigree cattle herd, followed by a tasting. Next stop is Peterhead Prison Museum where we learn of the dastardly deeds and raucous riots caused by prisoners housed in “Scotland’s toughest jail”.

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Aberdeenshire’s Beautiful Bovines

Firstly, before the frights begin, pay a visit to an authentic highland farm for a unique food and farming experience in the Scottish countryside, surrounding the Granite city of Aberdeen. Here, join Grace and her herd of Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle for an intimate tour around the wonderful farm in Lochton of Leys, where Grace will personally welcome you for a unique experience to see a working farm, meet the iconic Highland Cattle in the heart of the Scottish Countryside for a close up photograph followed by refreshments. This is a wonderful experience to see cattle rearing first hand in the beautiful Highland countryside before heading to see some of Scotland’s infamous castles.

The Creepy Castles of Scotland

Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills, cascading rivers and ancient cities, are some of Scotland’s finest Castles, Fortresses and Towers. The buildings themselves are a sight to behold however, it is what one may not always see where the intrigue begins. The legacy of previous owners and tenants haunt the halls of these magnificent strongholds. Be guided through each ones fascinating story and explore architecturally stunning buildings. Furthermore, if the castles are not dark and twisted enough, take a guided tour through the former HM Convict Prison, Peterhead Prison Museum, taking us through the 130 year history of “Scotlands Toughest Jail”.

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Dates

Dates throughout 2021 & 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle Farm and Crathes Castle & Garden

This morning we travel to an authentic highland farm for a unique food and farming experience. We meet Grace the Farmer and her herd of Pedigree Cattle; learn about the native breed and how they farmed today. Followed by a beef tasting, tea and coffee, and Scottish shortbread.

Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens, Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house. At Crathes Castle we take a guided tour and visit the Green Lady’s Room, named after the spirit of a young woman who has often been seen by the fireplace wearing a green dress and cradling an infant in her arms.

Day 3

Drum Castle & Garden and Aberdeen

Gifted to the Irvines by Robert the Bruce in 1323, Drum is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and a hotspot of supernatural activities – from apparitions of Anna Forbes Irvine (who died in 1900) to the haunting laughter of her son Alexander, who died aged six in 1865. Hear stories of family heirlooms which inexplicably move in the night and ghostly footsteps in the dark. In the afternoon we return to Aberdeen for free time in the Granite City.

Day 4

Peterhead Prison Museum and Fyvie Castle

This morning we take a guided tour through the former HM Convict Prison, taking us through the 130 year history of “Scotlands Toughest Jail”. Fyvie Castle is a magnificent fortress in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Inside, the rooms are filled with antiquities, and out there is a picturesque lake. Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie’s 800-year-old history, including tales of soldiers, poltergeists and the curse of the weeping stones. Alternatively your group could visit Pitmedden Gardens.

Day 5

Return home

We start our journey home, stopping at Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s most important stately homes (optional – please ask for further details).


Featured Hotel

Park Inn Aberdeen ***

Park Inn Aberdeen is ideally located in the centre of Aberdeen and is the perfect home base for exploring the city’s top attractions and sights. Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel, while Aberdeen Train Station is only a 10-minute walk away. The hotel facilities include a vibrant restaurant and bar serving international menu and cocktails. Guests can enjoy a fully equipped fitness centre, business lounge and public parking off-site. The hotel offers stylish and colourful rooms which feature flat-screen TV, climate control, work desk, safe, room service, tea and coffee making facilities. Many rooms have wonderful views of the city. Coach parking is off-site and chargeable.

All castles are National Trust therefore National Trust groups or members will receive a discounted tour price.


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Dates 5 days / 4 nights
2021 dates From £318.00 per person
2022 dates Prices on request

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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