The National Trust for Scotland - North East
The National Trust for Scotland has a place for everyone - With 1 world heritage site, 16 islands, 76,000 hectares of countryside, 7 national nature reserves, 26 castles, palaces & country houses, 5 battle sites, 23 wedding venues, 35 gardens, 72 holiday properties, over 50,000 artifacts and 4 birthplaces of famous Scots, there truly is a place for everyone at the National Trust for Scotland. In Aberdeenshire alone the NTS has 9 fantastic properties - including castles, country houses and gardens.
Properties in Aberdeenshire
- Castle Fraser
- Craigievar Castle
- Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
- Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
- Fyvie Castle
- Haddo House
- Leith Hall Graden & Estate
- Mar Lodge Estate
- Pitmedden Garden
SANTA’S GROTTO AT CASTLE FRASER
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec, 10am–3.15pm (timed tickets)
Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie AB51 7LD
Enjoy festive crafts, face painting, gingerbread decorating and meet Santa to receive a Christmas gift. Santa will be in high demand, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT FYVIE CASTLE
Sat 2 Dec, Times: 10.00 - 16.00
A fabulous Christmas Festival is being held over three days at Fyvie Castle, which will be transformed into a festive treat for all and will include the finest array of Art, Craft and Food, together with Carol singers, festive (but non alcoholic) mulled wine in the Drawing room and the perfect setting for Father Christmas in the Billiards rooms.
The Castle itself will be overflowing with festive goods in every room and the racquet court brimming over with festive fare for all.
See www.nts.org.uk for information on individual properties or join today to get FREE access to more than 100 visitor attractions in Scotland from only £16.50 per year or £1.45 per month
Advent Calendar Competition
This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!