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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Edzell Golf Club [Golf Course]

High Street, Edzell

The Edzell Golf Club, High Street, Edzell, Angus

The Old Course at Edzell is set in 120 acres of ideal terrain. In 2001, an additional nine holes were laid out and the new course is called the West Water. Edzell is an inland course of real beauty and one of the best holes is 'Majuba', a short par... more

Montrose Golf Links Ltd [Golf Course]

Traill Drive, Montrose

Montrose Golf Links Ltd, Traill Drive, Montrose, Angus

Montrose Medal course is the fifth oldest course in the world and the course was unique in that it was played over 25 holes before Old Tom Morris made alterations in 1901 followed two years later by Willie Park Junior. The course is in an unusual... more

House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, Montrose, Angus


Visit the tranquil splendour of the House of Dun and Montrose Basin Nature Reserve House of Dun is a beautiful example of Georgian Architecture, overlooking the Montrose Basin, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David... 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

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

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

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

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

Brodie Castle [Garden]

Forres

Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray



Explore Brodie Castle's stunning Grounds A visit to Brodie Castle's stunning grounds is a must for any garden lovers. In spring, the grounds are carpeted with a unique and famous collection of daffodils, many cultivated at the turn... more

Brodie Castle [Historic House]

Forres

Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray


Explore the Beautiful Brodie Castle Brodie Castle sits majestically amid scenic grounds (in spring, the daffodils are just lovely here) in Forres, Moray. This 16th century Z-plan tower house was the home of the Brodie family, who... 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

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

Nairn Golf Club [Golf Course]

Seabank Road, Nairn

Nairn Golf Club, Seabank Road, Nairn, Highland

Nairn is one of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland. The sea is in play on six of the first seven holes and the fifth is one of the best - a terrific 390-yard par four which requires a straight drive - anything right is on the beach - to... more

Cawdor Castle and Gardens [Garden]

Cawdor Castle, Nairn

Cawdor Castle and Gardens, Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

The oldest garden north east of Cawdor Castle was enclosed with walls and bastions in 1620, and cultivated in the old fashioned manner where soft fruits, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees were mingled closely together. Today this garden has been... more

Cawdor Castle [Historic House]

Nairn

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

Shakespeare lovers may already be acquainted with Cawdor Castle, eight miles east of Culloden, as it plays an integral role in the story of Macbeth. But whether you’ve read the play or not, the sight of Cawdor’s fairy tale turrets, gargoyles and... 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

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

Blairgowrie Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Course Road, Rosemount, Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross

Blairgowrie, formed as a private members club in 1889, is situated in the heart of Perthshire countryside. In addition to the Rosemount and Lansdowne championship courses, the nine hole Wee Course formed part of the original layout designed by... 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

Kingussie Golf Club [Golf Course]

Gynack Road, Kingussie

Kingussie Golf Club, Gynack Road, Kingussie, Highland

Kingussie has spectacular views of the Cairngorms but it's not that difficult to walk with a couple of climbs at the fourth and eighth. The fairways are wide and while the River Gynack comes into play on some holes and the greens are superb. It's not... more

Killiecrankie [Attraction / Activity]

Pitlochry

Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross


Experience the natural thrills of Killiecrankie Daredevils, nature lovers and historians all have a place at Killiecrankie. A stunning example of Scotland’s awe-inspiring scenery, the River Garry is set in a breathtaking deep... 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 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 (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 (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

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