Aberdeenshire is filled with the best whiskey distilleries in the world, namely Glendronach Distillery which is been in production for nearly 200 years. Most Scottish distilleries are situated out in the beautiful moors to accommodate for their size, thankfully Glendronach Distillery is only an hours car journey away from Aberdeen city centre. Pop on up the road, see the exceptional views and take a tasting tutorial to become an expert on good whiskey.
It kind of goes without saying but you must be 18+ to participate.
Fraser Castle isn’t too far from the city for a nice day trip. It has one of the largest tower houses in Scotland and just gives off that old Scottish vibe that people go looking for when visiting. You can feel the history in the walls and it truly is surprising to see so much material history in one place, makes you wish that you were a Fraser too! You can pay for a guided tour or just have a wander yourself- either way you’ll be impressed by the end of it.
For a relaxing day out, head here! It is only 30 minutes away by car! The area is home to a Renaissance-style walled garden, filled with interesting and unique plant life, and the Museum of Farming Life, which brings the agricultural history of the local land to life. You can have a gentle walk around either of these attractions or you can take to the trail and explore the woodlands around the garden. Whichever you decide, there’s a charming little gift shop/café so you can get some cake and coffee afterwards. Thanks to the garden’s 200 fruit trees, you can buy freshly harvested fruit if you visit in the autumn!