Landmark Visitor's Guide


The Coast below Aberdeen




Aberdeen to Braemar

Aberdeen to Keith

The Moray Coast

The coast road from Aberdeen

Landmark Visitor's Guide

Additional Information About Aberdeen and the Grampian Region

Places of Interest


Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum
Tel 01224 646333
Open All year, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm.
Admission Free

James Dunn's House
Tel 01224 646333
Open: All year, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Admission Free

Duthie Park Winter Gardens
Polmuir Road off Riverside Drive
Tel 01224 585310
Open: All year, Dec-Mar 9.30am-4pm, Apr 9.30-5pm, May-Sept 9.30am-9pm,
Oct 9.30am-8.30pm, Nov 9.30am-5pm.
Admission Free

Aberdeen Fish Market
Off Market Street
Tel 01224 897744

His Majesty's Theatre
Rosemount Viaduct near City Centre
Tel 01224 641122

King's College
College Bounds
Old Aberdeen
Tel 01224 272702
Open: All year, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Marischal College Museum
Broad Street
Tel 01224 273131
Open: Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 2-5pm.
Admission Free

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Provost Ross' House
Shiprow, Aberdeen
Tel 01224 585788
Open: All year, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm. Sundays 11am-5pm
Admission Free.

Provost Skene's House
Guestrow Broad Street
Tel 01224 641086
Open: All year, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

St Machar's Cathedral
The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen
Tel 01224 485988
Open: All year, 9am-5pm daily

19 Justice Mill Lane
Tel 01224 213232
Open: All year, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 1.30-5pm.

Anderson's Storybook Glen
Maryculter, South-West of Aberdeen
Tel 01224 732941
Open: March to October, 10am-6pm, November to February, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Castle Fraser and Gardens
Sauchen, by Inverurie
Tel 01330 833463
Open: Daily, May to September, 2-6pm.
Gardens and Grounds open all year.

Craigievar Castle
On A980 6 miles South of Alford Tel 01339 883635 Open:
May to September, 11am-6pm during summer months.

Drum Castle and Garden of Historic Roses
Drumoad by Banchory
Tel 01330 811204
Open: May-Sept, 1.30pm-5.30pmpm, October, Saturday and Sunday, 1.30pm-5.30pm.


Grampian Transport Museum
Alford, 25 miles W of Aberdeen on A944
Tel 019755 62292
Open: Mar-Oct, daily, 10.30-5pm.

Grassic Gibbon Centre,
Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk
Tel 01561 361668
Open: April to October, daily, 10am-4.30pm


Cairngorm Chairlift
Off the A951 from Aviemore
Tel 01479 861261

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Reindeer House near Loch Morlich on the A951
Tel 01479 861228
Open: All year, daily and subject to weather.


Balmoral Castle
On the A93 west of Ballater
Tel 01339 742334
Open: Apr-Aug, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

Crathie Church
8 miles west of Ballater
Tel 013397 44207
Open: Mar-Oct, daily, 9.30am-5pm. Sunday 12.450pm-5pm.

Making Treks
Activities & Event Management
Station Square, Ballater
Tel 01339 755865

Royal Lochnagar Distillery Visitor Centre
Off A93 at Crathie near Ballater
Tel 01339 742273
Fax 01339 742312
Open: Easter to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm. Sunday, 11am-4pm.
November to Easter, Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm.


Banchory Museum
Bridge Street
Tel 01771 622906
Open: May- Oct, weekends & Public Holidays, 11.00am-1pm & 2-5pm. June to September, daily, 10am-1pm & 2-5.30pm.

Crathes Castle and Gardens
3 miles East of Banchory
Tel 01330 844525
Open: April to October, daily, 11am-6pm.


Duff House
Near Golf Course in Banff
Tel 01261 818181
Open: All year except Tuesdays and Christmas and New Year.
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.
October to March, Monday to Sunday 2-5pm.


Glenshee Chairlift
7 miles South of Braemar
Tel 01339 741320
Chairlift and restaurant open daily through summer. During winter phone for ski reports.

Glenfiddich Distillery
North of Dufftown on A941
Tel 01340 820373
Open: All year, weekdays, 9.30am-4.30pm.
Also Easter to mid-October, Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm, Sundays 12-4.30pm.


Elgin Cathedral
King Street
Tel 01343 547171
Historical Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm. Sunday, 2-7pm.
October to March, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-4pm. Sunday, 2-4pm

Elgin Museum
1 High Street
Tel 01343 543675
Open: Easter to October, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 10am-5pm,
Saturday 11am-4pm. Sunday 2-5pm.

Moray Motor Museum
Bridge Street, Bishopmill
Tel 01343 544933
Open Easter to October, daily, 11am-5pm.

Pluscarden Abbey
From the B9010 at Elgin follow unclassified road to abbey, 6 miles south-west of Elgin.
Tel 01343 890257
Open All year daily, 5am-8.30pm.


Pitmeddon Gardens and Museum of Farming Life
Outskirts of village on the A920, 14
miles North of Aberdeen
Tel 01651 842352
Open: May to September, daily, 10am-6pm.


Fasque House
1 mile north of Fettercairn off the B974
Tel 01561 340201
Open: May to September, daily, except Fridays, 1.30-5.30pm.

Fettercairn Distillery
Distillery Road, Fettercairn
1 mile west of village
Tel 01561 340205
Open: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.


Baxter's Visitor Centre
1 mile west of Fochabers
Tel 01343 820666
Open: March to December, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm.

Fochabers Folk Museum
Pringle Church, High Street
Tel 01343 820362
Open: All year daily, 9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm.


Brodie Castle & Gardens
Off the A96 5 miles west of Forres
Tel 01309 641371
Open: Easter and April to September, Monday to Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sundays, 2-6pm.

Dallas Dhu Distillery
Tel 01309 676548
Off the A940 2 miles south of Forres Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830 Open:
April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm. Sunday, 2-7pm.
October to March, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-4pm. Sunday, 2-4pm.

Falconer Museum
Tolbooth Street, Forres, 12 miles West of Elgin
Tel 01309 673701
Opening times vary

Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn by Forres
Tel 01309 690311
Open: All year Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Sunday, 2-5pm.


Glenfarclas Distillery
Off the A95, 17 miles West of Keith and the same from Grantown-on-Spey
Tel 01807 500234
Open: All year Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30, and in June to September, Saturdays,
10am-4pm and Sundays, 1-4pm.

Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre
Off the B9008, 10 miles North of Tomintoul
Tel 01542 783220
Open: Easter to the end of October, Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm.


Huntly Castle
Castle Street
Tel 01466 793191
Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm. Sunday, 2-7pm.
October to March, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-4pm. Sunday, 2-4pm.

Huntly Museum
In the library in main square
Tel 01779 477778
Open: All year, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-noon and 2-4pm

Leith Hall
7 miles from Huntly on the B9002
Tel 01464 831216
Open: May to September, daily, 2-6pm.
October, weekends, 2-6pm.

Haddo House and Gardens
By Tarves
Off the B999 4 miles north of Pittmendon
Tel 01651 851440
Open: May-Sept, daily, 1.30pm-5.30pm. October weekends 1.30pm-5.30pm.


Carnegie Museum
Town Hall, Market Place
Tel 01779 622906
Open: All year, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 2pm-5pm.
Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm.

Archaeolink Pre-History Park
Oyne Village near Inverurie
Tel. 01464 851500
Open: daily 9.30am-5pm. Nov-Feb, Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm


Lossiemouth Fishery Community Museum
Pitgaveny Street
Tel 01343 813772
Open: Easter to end of September, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.


Macduff Marine Aquarium
11 High Shore
Tel 01261 833369
Open: Every day , 10am-5pm except Christmas and New Year


Aden Country Park
A950 between Old Deer and Mintlaw
Tel 01771 622857
Open: All year, May-Sept, 1lam-5pm, Oct-April, weekends only l2-5pm.

Arbuthnott Museum and Art Gallery
St Peter's Street
Tel 01779 477778
Open: All year daily except Sunday, 10am-12pm, 2-5pm.

Peterhead Maritime Heritage
South Road
Tel 01779 473000
Open: daily except between Christmas and New Year.

Slains Castle
Off the A975,
7 miles south of Peterhead
Tel 01779 471904
Open: At all times

Royal Deeside

Braemar Castle
Off the A93 on east side of Braemar
Tel 01339 741219
Open: Daily, May-Oct, 10am-6pm except Fridays


Dunnottar Castle
Off A92 South of Stonehaven
Tel 01569 762173
Open: All year, Apr-Oct, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2-5pm.
Nov-Mar, Mon-Fri 9am-dusk.

Kineff Old Church
East of A92 off unclassified road, 2 miles
North of Inverbervie
Open: daily 10am-5pm.

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum
The Harbour, Stonehaven.
Tel 01779 622906
Open: Jun-Sept, Mon, Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm, Wed and Sun 2pm-5pm.


Culsh Earth House
On B9199, north-east of Tarland.
Open: No fixed hours. Torch required to see inside.


Lecht Ski Centre
Strathdon, off the A939, 7 miles south- east of Tomintoul
Tel 01975 651440
Open: During ski season only.


Fyvie Castle
A947 8 miles south-aast of Turriff
Tel 01651 891266
Open: daily.

North East Falconry Centre
Broadland, Cairnie. By Huntly
Tel 01466 87328
Open: 10am-6pm

Glenfiddich Distillery
Free guided tours
Tel 01340 820373
Open: 9.30am-4.30pm.

Glenfarclas Distillery
Ballindalloch, Near Aberlour on A95
Tel 01807 500257
Open: Daily, 9.30am-5pm

Russell Gurney Weavers,Country Workshop
Brae Croft, Muiresk, Turriff.
Tel 01888 563544
Open: Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Dallas Dhu Distillery
Tel 01309 676548
Open: Apr-Sept, Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun 10.30am-6.30pm.
Oct-Mar, Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2pm-4.30pm, closed Thurs/Fri.

Buckie Maritime Museum and Peter Anson Gallery
Town House West, Cluny Place.
Tel 01309 673701
Open: All year, Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-12pm. Free.

Other Useful Information

Aberdeen Airport
Tel 01224 722331
Car Hire at Aberdeen Airport
Avis Tel 01224 722331,
Budget Tel 01224 725067
Europcar Tel 01224 725080
Hertz Tel 01224 722373

P&O Scottish Ferries
Tel 01224 572615

Cinemas, Theatres & Galleries

Aberdeen Arts Centre & Gallery
33 King Street.
Tel 01224 635208
Open: All year, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Tel 01224 646333
Open: All year, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm.
Permanent collection of Impressionist, Victorian and 20th century paintings.

Aberdeen Music Hall
Concert, entertainment and conference venue with free entry to some exhibits.
Tel 01224 632080


The Grampian Golf Classics
Ticket Offers 36 holes per day for 3 or 5 midweek days on a selection of good courses at much reduced fees.
Contact the Aberdeen & Grampian Tourist Board at the address below.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
St Nicholas House
Broad Street
Tel 01224 632727

Ballater Road
Tel 01339 886060


Railway Museum, Station Yard
Tel 01975 562052


Albert Hall, Station Square
Tel 01339 755306


Collie Lodge
Tel 01261 812419

The Mews, Mar Road
Tel 01339 741600

Cluny Square
Tel 01542 834853

Car Park
Tel 01339 742414

Seafield Street
Tel 01542 840757

Clock Tower, The Square
Tel 01340 820501

17 High Street
Tel 01343 542666

Market Street
Tel 01358 720730

116 High Street
Tel 01309 672938

3 Saltoun Square
Tel 01346 518315

9a The Square
Tel 01466 792255

Town Hall
Tel 01467 620600

Church Road
Tel 01542 882634

Station Park
Tel 01343 814804

Broad Street
Tel 01779 471904

The Square
Tel 01807 580285

High Street
Tel 01888 563001



Caledonian Thistle Hotel **
10 Union Terrace
Tel 01224 640233

The Brentwood Hotel**
101 Crown Street
Tel 01224 595440

South-west Aberdeen

Ardoe House **
South Deeside Road, Blairs
Tel 01224 867355


Invery House **
Tel 01330 24782


Cranford Guest House*
15 Glenshee Road
Tel 01339 741675

Ballater *

Auld Kirk Hotel
Tel 01339 755762


Royal Hotel*
Station Road
Tel 01343 542320


Academy House B&B*
Tel 01261 842743


Castle Hotel *
Tel 01466 792696

Near Stonehaven

Muchalls Castle
Tel 01569 731170
Fax 01569 731480
Westhill, Near Aberdeen

The Westhill Hotel **
Tel 01224 740388



Hazelhead Caravan Park
Tel 01224 321268

Banchory Lodge
Tel 01330 822246

Findhorn Sands Caravan Park
Tel 01309 690324

Youth Hostels

King George Vl Memorial Hostel
8 Queens Road, Aberdeen
Tel 01224 646988

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