2 Night ABERDEEN THE SILVER CITY
2 Night Aberdeen The Silver City Ref: 2ATSC
2 nights Skene House Holburn 4* or similar, Aberdeen
1 x One Bedroom Classic Apartment
Start Time: Between 10:00am - 17:00pm (01 May to 30 September)
Wonderful walled parterre garden in Aberdeenshire. The Great Garden dates back to 1675 when it was originally laid out by Sir Alexander Seton. The gardens were then recreated in the 1950’s by the Trust based on the 17th Century plans. Brilliant design and meticulous maintenance give Pitmedden its unique charm. This Garden is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.
The heart of the property is the formal walled parterre garden. There are also extensive herbaceous borders with an abundance of colour and scent. Fountains, topiary, sundials and a fascinating herb garden add to the sense of discovery. Just outside the walled garden a new orchard was planted in 2014. It is packed with over 200 fruit trees including apples, pears, cherries, plums, and damsons. The surrounding woods are a haven for birds and other wildlife. The adjacent Museum of Farming Life boasts an extensive collection of domestic and agricultural artefacts. The picnic area is an ideal spot to stop for lunch and you can even enjoy a game of boules on the pétanque piste.
Start Time: 09:15am
Duration: 8 Hrs 45 Mins
You travel straight from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s archetypal structures, Dunnottar Castle. It’s a stunning fortress set on a cliff by the sea. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination.
Your next stop is the Falls of Feugh. These cascading falls are mesmerising and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a salmon jumping up the river.
It’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try.
We then head to the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and get the opportunity to go for a stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, birds, and adders on this quintessential woodland walk.
We depart the Cairngorms National Park and arrive back in Aberdeen in the early evening.
Aberdeen Airport - Hotel or v.v AUD $130.00 Each Way
Aberdeen Station - Hotel or v.v Best by Taxi 1.5 kms - Duration: 5 Mins.
Why not add one of our tours below to make your package something really special.
Monday: Castles Bagging Tour AUD $125.00 per person
Tuesday: Glamis Castle & Glenshee Tour AUD $139.00 per person
Wednesday: Buchan Coastal Tour AUD $125.00 per person
Thursday & Saturday: Balmoral Castle Tour AUD $125.00 per person
Friday: Hidden Castles Tour AUD $125.00 per person
Sunday: Loch Ness Tour AUD $155.00 per person