Full Day Tour to Crathes Castle / Fettercairn Distillery
Saturday 7 June 2008 from 9.00am to approx. 5.00 / 5.30 pm
The tour will start and finish at Schoolhill, in Aberdeen city centre.
Tour prepared by Pam Wells - DPE. NFF. Dip. TEFL. STGA
(Scottish Blue Badge Tour Guide)
While spending time in the north east of Scotland an ideal day’s tour is the combination of a Deeside castle plus a distillery and this is the plan for this full day trip. First you will visit Crathes Castle followed by Fettercairn Distillery. A Scottish Tourist Guide will accompany you on this day out and about on Royal Deeside.
Home to the Burnett family for four centuries, Crathes Castle with its fairytale turrets, superb interiors, the mysterious ‘Green Lady’ ghost and fascinating walled garden, has something for everyone. Perhaps you will actually see or even ‘feel’ the presence of the Crathes ghost! As well as the castle and its grounds, there is much more to enjoy – a shop, restaurant, exhibitions on the Burnetts and a choice of different walks around the estate.
After lunch at Crathes, your journey now resumes firstly eastwards towards the North Sea coast, then south through the Howe of the Mearns to Fettercairn Distillery.
Here you will see some of the people who make "Old Fettercairn Single Malt Whisky" and hear the story of how farming and whisky production have gone hand in hand. As you enjoy the AV presentation describing the distillery, its production methods and surroundings, you can relax and sample a ‘dram’ of Scotland's national drink or ‘water of life’ as it's often referred to. Commentary en route will be given by a Scottish “Blue Badge” Tour Guide.
The cost (£52) includes lunch and entry to all attractions.
Places should be booked via the ETD conference Registration Form and payment included with the registration fees.
NB. Pam Wells reserves the right to cancel a tour / change itineraries. In the case of such a cancellation payment will be refunded to delegates in full.