Click the map for tourism ideas Grampian has a fertile coastal plain and an inland area of plains and steep mountains. The ports of Aberdeen and Peterhead on the eastern coast are major service points for the North Sea petroleum industry. Inland, the valley of the River Dee is clad in forests of birchwood and Scots pine. The castles of Drum and Crathes are located here, and further west stands Balmoral Castle, a summer residence built by Queen Victoria in the 1850s. Rising north of the Dee, the untamed, heathery hills of the Grampians are home to seven famous whisky distilleries, all of which welcome visitors.
Craigellachie Hotel

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Craigellachie, Speyside, Grampian AB38 9SR. Tel: 01340 881204
Wonderful award winning top class hotel, restaurant and whisky bar located in the heart of Scotland's whisky country. With many distilleries in the local area including Glen Grant and Glenfiddich, the Craigellachie is an ideal base for exploring the wonderful speyside area. The hotel serves superb food and boast's it's own Bechstein Grand Piano.
Glenkindie Arms Inn

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Glenkindie, Strathdon, Grampian AB33 8SX. Tel: 01975 641288
16th Century Drovers Inn located amongst the beautiful scenery of Upper Donside, once used as a Masonic lodge. A warm welcome from resident hosts John & Pat can be found, along with real ale, a wide selection of Scottish Malt Whisky's and good Food.
The Grill


213 Union Street, Aberdeen, Grampian AB11 6BA. Tel: 01224 583 563
Started off life as a Victorian restaurant but became a pub in 1926 and the interiors are unchanged since then. Long solid wooded bar, incredible ceiling of patterned plasterwork and elemental hand-carved gantry above the bar. Has a superb selection of whiskies.
White Horse Inn

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Balmedie, Aberdeen, Grampian AB23 8XR. Tel: 01358 742404
A modern family run hotel renowned locally for its top quality food. Located just 8 miles north of Aberdeen and close to award winning beaches, the White Horse is ideally situated for exploring the lovely 'Granite City' of Aberdeen, the wonderful stately homes or mountains, plains and magnificent pine forests of the Grampian region.
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