Tag: grampian

  • Aberlour

    Aberlour is a small village found in the Speyside District and in the region of the Highlands in Scotland. The full name of the village, which has a population of about 1,092, is Charlestown of Aberlour. The name of the village comes from its founder Mr. Charles Grant of Elchies who named it after his son in 1812.

  • Macduff Marine Aquarium

    In the north east of Scotland on Aberdeenshire's beautiful coast you will find a small fishing town called Macduff and there, among many other attractions, is the Macduff Marine Aquarium. The Marine Aquarium is under the supervision of the Aberdeenshire Council and its focus is on educating the public in an enjoyable way about the Moray Firth marine environment.

  • Balvenie

    Balvenie Distillery suffers a little in comparison with its more celebrated big sister Glenfiddich! Located near each other and owned by the same family, William Grant, the Balvenie Distillery is a little rough around the edges, lacking the sparkle of Glenfiddich. This actually adds to its charm and makes it seem more ‘real’.

  • Royal Aberdeen

    Your dream of playing in a pioneering golf course will come true when you tee off at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Founded as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen in 1780, it is the 6th oldest golf course in the world. The Aberdeen Golf Club was built in 1815 and it was awarded the title Royal in 1903.

  • Dallas Dhu Distillery

    The best place to find out hands-on how exactly a distillery in Scotland works is to visit Dallas Dhu Distillery. This was the last distillery to be built in the nineteenth century. It was constructed in 1898-9 by a whisky blending company known as Wright and Grieg Ltd. Today it is a living Scottish museum run by Historic Scotland.

  • Cruden Bay

    Located just 23 miles north of Aberdeen, on the east coast of Scotland, is a place once dubbed as Brighton of the North. This is Cruden Bay, where golf is believed to have been played from 1791. Thanks to the Great North of Scotland Railway, which commissioned the course, Cruden Bay Golf Course opened in 1899. They also built a fancy hotel of pink granite to attract tourists. Cruden Bay Golf ...

  • Murcar

    Murcar Links Golf Club in Aberdeen was once described by Golf Monthly writer Barry Ward as having, fairways 'tighter than a taxman's purse!' Its sand hills are legendary and have played a key role in shaping the fairways and greens that are curved around the dunes. The views from this links course along the North Sea are as spectacular as the game is challenging.

  • Craigievar

    You could be forgiven for thinking you are in Disneyland and not in Scotland. The fairytale Craigievar Castle seems to emerge magically from the foothills of the Grampians in the rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire. Five miles south of Alford, the pinkish seven-storey Craigievar Castle is an L-plan tower with a twist. The L plan was built upwards instead of sideways! Its massive lower story ...

  • Auchindoun

    Auchindoun Castle lies on the banks of the River Fiddich in Scotland's Aberdeen and Grampian region, and despite the fact that it is now in ruins, it has always attracted many visitors who are charmed by its romantic silhouette visible from a distance. Situated about 2miles from Dufftown on the Cabrach road, you have to look for a signpost on the right hand side and then follow the track all ...

  • Old Moray

    One of Tom Morris’ masterpieces in Northwest Scotland is the Old Moray Course. Built skirting the southern shores of the Moray of Firth, with a view of the waters from most of the course, Old Moray Course was the first course of the Moray Golf Club which was formed in 1889. A newer course is predictably known as the New Moray Course. Golf was apparently played informally on the grounds next ...