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The Tolbooth Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Castle Street, Aberdeen

The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

There’s nothing like a tour of an old Scottish prison to educate and enlighten on the brutal manner in which prisoners were kept incarcerated in days gone by. Visit the Tolbooth Museum in Aberdeen and you’ll discover one of the best preserved 17th... more

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate [Historic House]

Inverurie

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire


Discover 400 years of History at Castle Fraser, Gardens and Grounds The atmospheric baronial Castle Fraser was first constructed in 1575 and has a rich, noble and sometimes grusome history. The castle contains many Fraser family... more

Haddo House [Historic House]

Methlick, Ellon

Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire


Explore one of Scotland's finest Stately Homes Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, but refurbished in the 1880s. The House elegantly blends crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late... more

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate [Garden]

Drumoak, Banchory

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Explore one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions at Drum Castle Drum Castle with its Garden of Historic Roses is a remarkably peaceful corner. Based in the Walled Garden, built around 1780, it is divided into four quadrants,... more

Murcar Links Golf Club [Golf Course]

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Murcar Links Golf Club, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Murcar Links has undergone alterations recently which has stretched the layout to 6,560 yards. Originally designed by Archie Simpson and revised by James Braid, it is located on a classic stretch of links land with massive sand dunes, undulating... more

Fraserburgh Golf Club [Golf Course]

Philorth Links, Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Golf Club, Philorth Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Golf Club is one of Scotland’s oldest clubs and was founded in 1777 although records show a form of golf was played there as early as 1613. The present par 70, 6,308-yard Corbie Hill course was shaped by James Braid in 1922, 31 years... more

Leith Hall, Garden & Estate [Garden]

Huntly

Leith Hall, Garden & Estate, Huntly, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Leith Hall Leith Hall gardens have year round interest including flowering trees and shrubs, roses, fruit, vegetables and ornamental grasses. In summer the zigzag herbaceous border and serpentine... more

Pitmedden Garden [Garden]

Ellon, Aberdeen

Pitmedden Garden, Ellon, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire


Explore the stunning Pitmedden Garden Pitmedden is a breath-taking 17th century garden featuring over 5 miles of box hedging arranged in intricate patterns to form six parterres, filled with some 40,000 plants bursting with colour... more

Leith Hall, Garden & Estate [Historic House]

Huntly

Leith Hall, Garden & Estate, Huntly, Aberdeenshire


Discover the History of Leith Hall Leith Hall is a charming and intimate Scottish family home dating back to 1650. The house offers a unique insight into the lives, loves and tragedies of the Leith-Hay family over the last four... more

Macduff Marine Aquarium [Attraction / Activity]

11 High Shore, MacDuff

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, MacDuff, Aberdeenshire

After a spot of dolphin and whale watching in the Moray Firth, head down to the Macduff Marine Aquarium to learn more about this scenic stretch of water in the North Sea. The aquarium focuses on the sea life that seethes beneath the ocean here and... more

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate [Historic House]

Drumoak, Banchory

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Explore one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions at Drum Castle The keep at Drum Castle is one of the three oldest tower houses surviving in Scotland. The original house was enlarged with the creation of a very fine Jacobean... more

Fyvie Castle [Garden]

Fyvie, Turriff

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Grounds at Fyvie Castle Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families that... more

Duff House Royal Golf Club [Golf Course]

Barnyards, Banff

Duff House Royal Golf Club, Barnyards, Banff, Aberdeenshire

Duff House was planned by James Braid in 1910 before Alister Mackenzie redesigned it in 1923. It is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough and big two-tiered greens. The emphasis is placed on natural beauty rather than... more

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate [Historic House]

Banchory

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Visit the Enchanting Crathes Castle A wonderful 16th century granite tower house decorated with dramatic gargoyles, overhanging turrets and little conical roofs, Crathes Castle has four storeys and an attic to explore. The... more

Trump International Golf Links [Golf Course]

Menie Park Lodge, Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeen

Trump International Golf Links, Menie Park Lodge, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

A masterpiece new links created by Martin Hawtree over three miles of Aberdeenshire coastline follows a classic pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes through the dunes. No expense was spared by Donald Trump to create a future... more

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club [Golf Course]

Links Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Links Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Originally known as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, founded in 1780, the sixth oldest golf club in the world is a traditional out and back links running along the shore of the North Sea. The first hole heads straight for the sea from the... more

Fyvie Castle [Historic House]

Fyvie, Turriff

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire


Visit one of Scotland's most Beautiful Castle Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families... more

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Grounds of Crathes Castle Crathes Castle´s walled garden is really eight gardens, ranging from the formal to the modern. The massive yew hedges were planted as early as 1702, while the Golden Garden was... more

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate [Garden]

Inverurie

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire


Discover 400 years of History at Castle Fraser, Gardens and Grounds The atmospheric baronial Castle Fraser was first constructed in 1575 and has a rich, noble and sometimes grusome history. The castle contains many Fraser family... more

Cruden Bay Golf Club [Golf Course]

Aulton Road, Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay Golf Club, Aulton Road, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire

Cruden Bay is a classic Scottish links in every way and at 6,287 yards, it is by no means long but don't be fooled into thinking it's a pushover. It's a question of plotting you way around and ninth and 13th are perfect examples of that. The 550 yard... more

Aberdeen Maritime Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Shiprow, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen and the lives of its people have always been intricately woven with the North Sea. The city’s wealth came from the oil and gas industry made possible by the North Sea and it is impossible to understand the lives of those who have lived here... more

Fraserburgh Golf Club [Golf Course]

Philorth Links, Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Golf Club, Philorth Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Golf Club is one of Scotland’s oldest clubs and was founded in 1777 although records show a form of golf was played there as early as 1613. The present par 70, 6,308-yard Corbie Hill course was shaped by James Braid in 1922, 31 years... more

Duff House Royal Golf Club [Golf Course]

Barnyards, Banff

Duff House Royal Golf Club, Barnyards, Banff, Aberdeenshire

Duff House was planned by James Braid in 1910 before Alister Mackenzie redesigned it in 1923. It is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough and big two-tiered greens. The emphasis is placed on natural beauty rather than... more

Macduff Marine Aquarium [Attraction / Activity]

11 High Shore, MacDuff

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, MacDuff, Aberdeenshire

After a spot of dolphin and whale watching in the Moray Firth, head down to the Macduff Marine Aquarium to learn more about this scenic stretch of water in the North Sea. The aquarium focuses on the sea life that seethes beneath the ocean here and... more

Keith & Dufftown Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Dufftown Station, Dufftown

Keith & Dufftown Railway, Dufftown Station, Dufftown, Moray

North East Scotland is one of the hidden gems of the UK, an area redolent with history and renowned for its friendly welcome. It’s a land of mountain and glen, open moorland, deep forests, lochs and rolling farmland; dotted with castles, cut by fast... more

Glamis Castle [Historic House]

Glamis

Glamis Castle, Glamis, Angus

Winner of the best attraction award for the UK 2015. Enjoy the history and spectacle of Glamis Castle. Take a guided tour with one of the expert guides and soak up the atmosphere of a thousand years of history. The tours run regularly throughout... more

Glamis Castle Gardens

Springtime is perhaps the most dramatic season when the mile long avenue is stunningly lined with swathes of daffodils. In the summer superb displays of rhododendrons and azaleas with their spectacular colours can be seen around the grounds. This... more

Carnoustie Golf Links [Golf Course]

CGLMC Ltd, 20 Links Parade, Carnoustie

Carnoustie Golf Links, CGLMC Ltd, Carnoustie, Angus

Arguably the toughest links course in Britain. The Open Championship has been held here on 7 occasions, most recently in 2007. The present golf course was fashioned in 1850 by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. Gorse, broom, open ditches, pot bunkers on... more

Monifieth Golf Links [Golf Course]

Medal Starters Box, Princes Street, Monifieth

Monifieth Golf Links, Medal Starters Box, Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth Medal is the major of the two courses - the lesser is the 5,100 yard Ashludie, while 6,650 yard Medal course is used as an Open Championship qualifying venue. It is the most westerly of three renowned links on the Angus coastline, the... more

Scotscraig Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Road, Tayport

Scotscraig Golf Club, Golf Road, Tayport, Fife

Scotscraig is only 15 minutes from the Old Course at St Andrews and displays much the same characteristics. The most memorable hole is the par four fourth. While it is just 366 yards it is well protected by large revetted fairway bunkers and heather... more

Downfield Golf Club [Golf Course]

Turnberry Avenue, Dundee

Downfield Golf Club, Turnberry Avenue, Dundee, Angus

Set in stunning parkland on the outskirts of Dundee, Downfield is noted for the wildlife on the course with foxes, squirrels, deer, water fowl, ducks and buzzards very much in evidence and it also has over 100 species of tree. Water comes into play... more

Cairngorms National Park [Attraction / Activity]

14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey

Cairngorms National Park, 14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray

You could easily spend two weeks in the Cairngorm National Park alone – it’s the biggest national park in Britain and is veritably stuffed with things to see and do. Not surprising, since it has Britain’s largest and highest mountain range and is a... more

Moray Golf Club [Golf Course]

Stotfield Road, Lossiemouth

Moray Golf Club, Stotfield Road, Lossiemouth, Moray

Moray is considered to be one of the finest links courses in Scotland. The Old course designed by Old Tom Morris, it has deep revetted bunkers, gorse lined fairways and fast greens with seven par fours over 400 yards contributing to its 6,991 yard... more

British Golf Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Bruce Embankment, St Andrews

British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife

Despite not having much interest in the game, I found myself completely absorbed in the wonderful British Golf Museum in the historic town of St Andrews. For instance, did you know that James II banned the game because its popularity was putting... more

Kohler Waters Spa [Spa]

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Old Station Road, St Andrews

Kohler Waters Spa, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews, Fife

It's probable that even unseasoned spa goers will have heard of Kohler Waters at The Old Course Hotel in Scotland. A behemoth of a spa in terms of size and reputation, it's a world-class wellbeing destination which adheres to the original meaning of... more

St Andrews Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews

St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews Museum is in Kinburn House and tells the story of St Andrews from the Bronze Age to the present day. Displays include archaeology, banners, pilgrim badges and paintings. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions held... more

St Andrews Links (New) [Golf Course]

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (New), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The New, the second St Andrews course opened in 1895 and designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and David Honeyman over 6,625 yards, par 71, is situated adjacent to the Old Course on the sea side. Built on the same type of sandy soil, there are many... more

St Andrews Links (Castle) [Golf Course]

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (Castle), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Castle Course is the seventh course to join St Andrews portfolio. Open to the public and ready for play in 2008. The course was designed by David McLay Kidd on a site closely connected with St Andrews for many hundreds of years. St Andrews town... more

St Andrews Links (Old) [Golf Course]

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (Old), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Old course is the oldest and most famous stretch of golfing links in the world, running from the main street of old grey town, 6,721 yards, par 72. Some narrow fairways, clusters of gorse bushes, many in the firing line, 112 bunkers, all named... more

St Andrews Links (Eden) [Golf Course]

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (Eden), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Eden, a par 70, 6,195-yard lay-out running along the Eden Estuary, was the fourth course constructed at St Andrews in 1914 by Harry Colt. Easier than the other three links courses that are closer to the sea over the same stretch of land, it... more

St Andrews Links (Jubilee) [Golf Course]

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (Jubilee), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Jubilee opened in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, is set on a sliver of land between the New Course and the sea. Has all the exacting and dramatic characteristics of the other St Andrews links, going out alongside the Eden... more

Fairmont St Andrews [Spa]

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

At St Andrews Bay Spa, the 12 luxurious treatment rooms offer you a haven so you can relax and be truly pampered, while enjoying one of the sublime treatments leaving you completely rejuvenated and ready to face what lies ahead. Should you wish to... more

Fairmont St Andrews [Golf Course]

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

The 520-acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting with spectacular cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses ‘The Torrance’ and ‘The... more

Boat of Garten Golf Club [Golf Course]

Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten Golf Club, Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten, Highland

Described as the hidden gem of the Highlands in an Alps-like setting, James Braid designed the 5,870-yard lay-out after the club started with six holes in 1898. The incomparable view from the clubhouse over the first and second fairways to the... more

Kingsbarns Golf Links [Golf Course]

Kingsbarns, St Andrews

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife

Located just seven miles south-east of St Andrews Kingsbarns is a must-play seaside links course which regularly features in top 100 golf courses rankings in the world. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the golf course opened in 2000 and is set in an... more

Crail Golfing Society [Golf Course]

Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail

Crail Golfing Society, Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, Fife

Crail's Balcomie Links is set along the Fife coastline and several holes run alongside the sea and and rocky outcrops of the Firth foreshore which come into play at the second, fourth and fifth - ominously called Hell's Hole - where you must make up... more

Logie House Gardens [Garden]

Logie Steading, Forres

Logie House Gardens, Logie Steading, Forres, Moray

There is evidence on old maps that there has been a garden at Logie House since the eighteenth century. In the last hundred years it changed from being ornamental and semi-productive in the early nineteen hundreds, to increased production in the... more

Inveraray Jail [Attraction / Activity]

Landmark Park, Carrbridge

Inveraray Jail, Landmark Park, Carrbridge, Argyll & Bute

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness... more

Spa Uniq [Spa]

Spa Uniq, Kirkmichael Road, Pitlochry

Spa Uniq, Spa Uniq, Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross

Spa Uniq is nestled in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, a hidden gem and voted number one by Tripadvisor. Offering individual treatments and spa days, with a uniquely personal service, Spa Uniq is one of the only spas in Europe that offer use... more

Kellie Castle & Garden [Garden]

Pittenweem

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife


Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Kellie Castle Take a stroll round Kellie Castle & Garden, the magical Arts & Crafts garden and enjoy the scent of old roses and the beautiful herbaceous borders. The 1 acre walled garden is set out... more

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