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  • Cambus O' May. copyright VisitScotland / Jakub Iwanicki, all rights reserved.
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday
  • Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved.
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday
  • Harbour Cullen, Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday
  • Spittal of Glenshee. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday
  • Huntly Castle. Copyright VisitScotland / Damian Shields, all rights reserved
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday
  • Portsoy. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved
    Aberdeenshire and Moray for your Scottish Holiday

ABERDEENSHIRE AND MORAY

THE CASTLE TRAIL AND THE MALT WHISKY TRAIL

Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved.
Cambus O' May. copyright VisitScotland / Jakub Iwanicki, all rights reserved.
Harbour Cullen, Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

The Castle Trail and the Whisky Trail are what the North East is best known for, so include visits to castles and distilleries on your holiday in Moray and Aberdeenshire, including the imposing ruins of Huntly Castle. Along the Moray Firth, east of Nairn, there are small fishing villages such as Portsoy, lossiemouth and Cullen, although, sadly, they are no longer the thriving hubs for fishing boats as the once were. Ask the staff on your holiday park where you can join a dolphin-watching boat trip in the Moray Firth.  Inland you can enjoy the changing seasons on Aberdeenshire's rich farmland - the county is the home of Aberdeen Angus cattle and the farms among the most fertile in Scotland..

Deeside Way. Copyright VisitScotland / Jakub Iwanicki, all rights reserved
Huntly Castle. Copyright VisitScotland / Damian Shields, all rights reserved
The East Beach at Lossiemouth. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

For an in-depth visit to a distillery, go to picturesque Dallas Dhu near Forres. Built in 1896 and now in the care of Historic Scotland, it is a unique time capsule. Although whisky is no longer made here, the story is told in detail at your leisure.  Not far away, in Elgin is  the magnificent ruins of Elgin Cathedral.  A few miles to the north is Spynie Palace, once the  home of the Bishops of Moray. All are in the care of Historic Scotland..  

West of Aberdeen is beautiful Royal Deeside.  Start off at Maryculter on the South Deeside Road and head for Aboyne, then cross on to the North Deeside road for a change of scnery from lowland to the start of the Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park. At Ballater you can visit the new Royal Station - where Queen Victoria and her family arrived by train before journeying on to Balmoral Castle.

It's good to get hot tips from the locals on where to go, so take time to ask the staff at the caravan park where you are staying.   
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Lochnagar Distillery. Copyright VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved.
Malt Whisky Distillery. VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved
Portsoy. Copyright VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved
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