Discover North East Scotland
The Grampians is a region of sandy beaches, majestic mountains and historic castles. The majestic mountains dominate the skyline to the west, while miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and dramatic coastline frame the area to the east.
Take a short trip to the beautiful city of Inverness for historic buildings and contemporary shopping: visit during July for the world famous Highland Games.
Slightly further afield, Aberdeen’s granite buildings and historic past combine with a wealth of modern shops and restaurants to create an elegant city that is a must see. For little ones, Codona’s Amusement Park in Aberdeen has indoor and outdoor rides, adventure golf and much more to enjoy.
Wildlife lovers will have a ball exploring the beautiful Moray coastline to discover its abundant treasures – travel along the coast to the Macduff Aquarium to see marine life from the Moray Firth in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits.
For a diverse range of wildlife and endangered animals in a spectacular setting, take a trip to the Highland Wildlife safari park and zoo in Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park. A visit to The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre is a must too, with daily guided visits to see the herd of 150 reindeer.
Malt Whisky Trail
If you are seeking an adventure for your taste buds, follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail through Speyside and discover seven working distilleries. Scotland is famous for its quality whiskies and lovers of this famous tipple will enjoy sampling some of the county’s finest.
Each distillery on this tour has its own traditions – and each is as different as the last. You will tour Benromach, Dallas Dhu, Glen Moray, Strathisla, Chivas Regal, Glen Grant, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Cardhu distilleries – a real treat for any whisky fan.