North East Scotland
Discover North East Scotland
North East Scotland
North-East is the Private House Stays name given to the Area of Aberdeenshire that runs from Angus, up the East coast to the Moray Firth and bordered by the Cairngorms to the West. It is an area steeped in history seemingly with every village containing an ancient castle and grand estates everywhere. The area includes Royal Deeside, the Queen's summer palace at Balmoral, Speyside and a concentration of much of Scotland's whisky industry.
The Mash Tun
The Mash Tun, Aberlour, in the heart of the whisky trail, is an ideal place to sample some of the best whiskies that Speyside has to offer whilst enjoying a great view of the Spey.
Things to do in North East Scotland
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery was built to produce malt whisky for Glasgow firms
The Tivoli Theatre
His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen remains one of the most beautiful and well maintained theatres in the UK
Grampian Transport Museum
The Grampian Transport Museum is situated in Alford and has an impressive collection of transportation exhibits, from the stage and post car era to some of the fastest cars ever.
Out Stack or Ootsta is an island located in the Shetland Islands in Scotland and is the northernmost point of the United Kingdom and the British Isles.
Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most northeasterly part of the British mainland,
Tolquhon Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland. The castle was built by William Forbes built between 1584-1589. The castle has been said to be known as the most characteristic chateau of the Scots Renaissance.
Drum Castle is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known to be one of Scotland's oldest tower houses. You can admire Drum's exquisite chapel, built in the 1500s. The Royal Forest and Tower of Drum were given to the Irvine family by Robert the Bruce in 1323.
Delgatie Castle is located in Aberdeenshire near Turriff, Scotland. The castle has stood on the site of Delgatie Castle from around 1050. Full of a personal history of the Clan Hay a great inside to Scotlands history.
Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse & Museum
The Kinnaird Head Lighthouse hosts the most extensive collection of lighthouse lenses and equipment. There are two lighthouses located in Kinnaird Head, Scotland, a historical one built in a converted castle. The original lighthouse is now a form of part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.
Dunnottar Castle is situated on the North East coast of Scotland, about 2 miles south of Stonehaven. Its architecture is typical of the 13th century, but it was built on an earlier castle, erected by a Caledonian tribe, dating back to at least 84 AD.
Sands of Forvie
The Sands of Forvie is situated at the north of Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland. It's the fifth-largest sand dune system in the UK and the least disturbed by human activity. The dune is also part of the Ythan Estuary and separates the sands from Balmedie Beach.
Kildrummy Castle Gardens
Kildrummy Castle is a ruined castle near the town of Kildrummy in Aberdeenshire, a region in northern Scotland. Although in ruins, is it the complete XIIIᵉ century castle to survive in eastern Scotland. It served as a seat for the Earls of Mar.