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The North East of Scotland

Scotland's "big country" with beautiful seascapes, celebrated rivers such as the Dee, the Don and the Deveron, rolling farmland and heather clad hills and mountains. A land of castles, malt whisky distilleries, charming fishing and farming communities, the region is a home to many attractions including Scotland's only Castle Trail, the famous Whisky Trail and the spectacular Coastal Trail.


Here you can find out all you need to know about one of the best visitor attractions in the North East of Scotland, plan your day out and learn about some of the wonderful sea life exhibited in the award-winning Macduff Aquarium.

duff houseDuff House is a treasure house and cultural arts centre operated by a unique partnership of Historic Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. Story-tellers, musicians and artists are at home here and Duff House organises a regular artistic programme of exhibitions, music and lectures.  
puffin cruisesPuffin Cruises offer daily sightseeing and fishing trips from Macduff Harbour along the scenic Moray Firth coastline which has an abundance of sea and bird life that includes gannets, whales and dolphins.  
surf scotlandNew members always welcome. The Surf and Watersports Club is dedicated to all forms of watersports but surfing in particular. Banff links offers excellent opportunities for the learner and advanced surfer. A safe environment with excellent waves makes this ideal for those wishing to take up a new and exciting sport.  
castle trailAberdeenshire is the home of Scotland's only Castle Trail. The trail consists of 16 of the world's most unique castles and stately homes, from the romantic ruins of Huntly Castle to restored family castles such as Crathes and Fyvie and the hugely impressive Haddo House.  
whisky trailFollow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail through Speyside to seven working distilleries, including a fascinating cooperage and a historic distillery.  

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