Historic Houses of Aberdeenshire

4 days

From £595

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Summary

Aberdeenshire is dotted with historic houses and castles, many of them outstanding examples of Scots Baronial architecture. Each one has a fascinating story to tell with countless legends and several royal connections.

Our tour starts with a bang at Drum Castle, where 700 years of history is woven into its battlements. Haddo House showcases the crisp neo-classical style of William Adam, while Fyvie Castle presents a prime example of the more extravagant Scots Baronial form. Castle Fraser is the most elaborate Z-plan castle in Scotland, while Craigievar seems simply to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills. The Queen’s late summer residence of Balmoral Castle is the most modern property we visit, though no less fascinating, and we conclude at glorious Crathes Castle, every inch the classic Scottish tower house.

Please note: several of the properties included in this tour are owned by the National Trust for Scotland and as many of our guests are NT/NTS members, we have not included admission costs for these properties. There is therefore a supplement of £100.00 for non-members.

Travel by luxury coach from our regular Scottish pick-ups is included, featuring:

  • Luxury leather seats with 3-point seat belts and arm rests, facing illuminated tables
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Kitchen/refrigerator
  • Curtains and privacy glass
  • Air suspension

Tour highlights:

  • Battlements, towers and sprawling extensions at Drum Castle
  • Georgian elegance at Haddo House, a typical Adam masterpiece
  • Castle Fraser, one of Scotland’s grandest baronial tower houses
  • Ghosts, legends and folklore at Fyvie
  • 170 years of Royal history at Balmoral

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£595

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £50, was £100.

Single supplement: £150

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Bus Stop on North Hanover Street
09.30 18.30
Edinburgh
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
10.45 17.15
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park and Ride
11.15 16.45
Kinross
Moto Services, M90
11.30 16.30
Perth
Broxden Park and Ride
12.30 16.00
Dundee
Discovery Point
13.00 15.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Accommodation
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
28 April 2021 BHHA210428 28 April 2021 (Wednesday) 1 May 2021 (Saturday) £595
(ex. flights)
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6 June 2021 BHHA210606 6 June 2021 (Sunday) 9 June 2021 (Wednesday) £595
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
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18 July 2021 BHHA210718 18 July 2021 (Sunday) 21 July 2021 (Wednesday) £595
(ex. flights)
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