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ABERDEENSHIRE AND MORAY
Home of Castles, Whisky and Golf
The Castle Trail and the Whisky Trail are what the North East is best known for, so include them on your caravan holiday in Scotland. There are castles galore, including Huntly Castle. Along the Moray Firth, east of Nairn there are fishing villages so take the Coastal Trail to visit Portsoy and Cullen and Banff. A main centre is Lossiemouth, with a beautiful beach. .
Or head inland and visit the villages of Fochabers (home of Baxters, the well-known maker of soups and other tasty Scottish produce), or Craigellachie, with Scotland’s only cooperage, where upi cam watch them make barrels to store whisky. Speaking of whisky, there are many distilleries in the North East, so take your pick from Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glen Garioch and many more.
Don't miss Huntly - with the rugged ruins of Huntly Castle as well as Dean's Visitor Centre where you can watch shortbread being made and enjoy the product!
For an indepth visit to a distillery, got to picturesque Dallas Dhu near Forres. Built in 1896 and in the care of Historic Scotland, it is a unique time capsule where visitors can tour the distillery and hear how whisky was made; whisky is no longer made here, but the story is told in detail. Not far away, in Elgin is the magnificent ruins of Elgin Cathedral. Drive throughnorth towards the Moray Firth and you come across Spynie Palace, once the home of the Bishops of Moray.
Golf: The North East also has some fine golf couses and many of them welcome visitors. Cruden Bay is one of the world-famous ones, but Duff House Royal is a beautiful parkland course, or try Ballater or Aboyne on Royal Deeside or Newburgh on the coast south of Cruden Bay.
For more ideas on where to go and what to do on your caravan holiday, ask the staff at the caravan park where you are staying. How to find a caravan park for you?