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Dunnottar & Deeside Castle & Distillery Private one Day Tour / Photo Workshop

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Time Exposure Travel will take you on a day trip to areas that are as stunning as there are interesting - examples are listed from which we choose a route. We can provide the itinerary or you can create your own.

Throughout the day you will receive Professional Photography tuition and there is the option for Lightroom and Photoshop Tuition after the the tour.

You will be provided electronically with Introduction to Photography course notes.

A suggest itinerary is

- Dunnottar Castle- One of the worlds most iconic castles.
- Crathes Castle - A 16th masterpiece of architecture on Royal Deeside
- Falls of Feugh. A cascading water fall near Banchory.
- Lunch
- Burn 'o' Vat / Loch Kinnord walk or tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery
- Photograph Editing Tuition

Pick up and drop off is from your Hotel, Train Station, Airport or Cruise Ship.

Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven AB39 2TL Scotland

One of Scotland's and the worlds most spectacular castles, Dunnottar is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland near Stonehaven. The surviving buildings date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, but was originally fortified in the Early Middle Ages.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Crathes Castle, Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ Scotland

Fascinating 16th Century Castle with turrets, gargoyles, 16th-century painted ceilings and ancient, great yew hedges and walled gardens set in magnificent surroundings

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Balmoral Castle, Ballater AB35 5TB Scotland

The 18th century baronial Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater AB35 5TB Scotland

The world famous, Royal Lochnagar distillery, which was established in 1845, is a single malt Scotch whisky producer based near Balmoral Castle. You will be able to learn how it is made and sample some drams.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mar Lodge Estate, Estate Office, Mar Lodge, Braemar AB35 5YJ Scotland

On the estate which features a stunning stately home, is the Linn of Dee, a 300 metre natural rock gorge, and wonder of nature the river Dee passes east through. A spot much favoured by Queen Victoria during her stays at Balmoral Castle.
The village of Braemar dates back to medieval times and is famous for its castles and its Highland Games.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Falls of Feugh Bridge, Banchory Scotland

The beautiful Falls of Feugh are a stunning series of cascades and viewed from the Bridge of Feugh. The Water of Feugh is part of the largest tributary to the River Dee and famous for leaping Salmon.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Ballater Scotland

The Nature Reserve is a mosaic of wetlands, woods, moors and wildlife. The Vat Gorge is a cauldron-shaped pothole, gouged out by rocks tumbling along in a stream beneath a glacier many thousands of years ago.

You make your way into the Vat through a narrow crack in the rock and stand in the atmospheric cavern and listen to the strange echoes of water that seems to pour out of the rocks.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All tours tailored to suit your exact requirements or locations chosen from Tour Details
  • Photography Tuition and introduction to digital photography course notes.
  • Lunch is optional and location will depend on tour.
  • Pick up from with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • Route and timings will depend on starting point and your choice of attractions..
  • Suitable for all levels of photographer and non photography partners welcome.

  • Lunch not included in cost
  • No drinks are included in the cost.
  • Distillery Tour costs not included
  • Entrance Fee / Interior tours of castles not included.
  • Entry/Admission - Crathes Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Balmoral Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Departure Point
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off is from anywhere in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Rural locations may adjust cost or tour timings. All tours can be tailored to your own requirements. The tour details below list some places we recommend and from which we will create your own personalised day.


  • Dyce Airport, Aberdeen Scotland


  • Aberdeen Harbour, N Pier, Aberdeen AB11 5HB, UK

Departure Time
8:00 AM

6 to 8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.