Exploring the Best of the North East of Scotland For Less

Sightseeing Pass For North East Scotland

Northern HighLights Pass was developed to help visitors see and do more for less in Scotland’s great northeast region.

Scotland’s northeast is packed with castles, stately homes, ancient Pictish sites, national parks, distilleries, outdoor adventure activities, and so much more. We want to make it as easy (and as affordable) as possible to make the most of Scotland’s most special regions.

This is exactly what our passes do: they allow holders to access significant discounts on many of the region’s top attractions — as well as many of the rarer spots found off the beaten path.

Buy your three-month pass right now and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Planning Your Trip to the Northeast of Scotland

We love our beautiful corner of Scotland and we can’t wait to share it with you. If you’re considering a trip to northeast Scotland and you’d like help planning, we’ve put together three different itineraries to help you make the most of your time here.

  • Itinerary for a week-long break in the northeast of Scotland
  • Itinerary for a long weekend in the northeast of Scotland
  • Day trips and weekend breaks across 3 months in the northeast of Scotland (best for people living nearby)

Scroll below to read the details and the potential savings per person!

Itinerary for a week-long break in the northeast of Scotland

Total Savings: £115.85 – £20 = £95.85 per adult (All subject to availability)

Day One 

  • Aberdeenshire Scotland Castle Trail Coach Tour (9+ hours) with More in Moray Tours and Transport, location Lossiemouth (Moray Speyside) — Save up to £36 

Day Two

  • Choose from several different activities at Craggan Outdoors, location Grantown on Speyside (Cairngorms National Park). Enjoy a variety of savings on offer like Gorge Walking (Save £5.50) or Archery (Save £2.90)

Day Three 

  • Sea sports at Cullen Sea School, location Cullen (Aberdeenshire) — Save £2

  • Award-winning Gordon Walled Castle Garden, location near Fochabers (Aberdeenshire) — Save £8

  • Whisky Tour at Strathisla Distillery, location Strathisla (Moray Speyside) — Save £2

Day Four

  • Spirit of the Glens Tour (8 hours) with Bothies and Bannocks Tours, location Aberdeen — Save £9.50 

Day Five

  • Take a custom date Big Mountain Adventure (4 – 6 Hours) with Ride in Peace Adventures location Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) — Save up to £36 

  • Afternoon Tea with Gin at Maryculter House Hotel, location Maryculter (Aberdeen) — Save £5.70

Day Six

  • Blair Castle & Gardens, location Blair Atholl, (Perthshire) — Save £2.40

  • Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery Tour, location Aberfeldy (Perthshire) — Save £0.90

Day Seven

  • RRS Discovery and Discovery Point, location Dundee — Save £1

  • The Verdant Works, location Dundee — Save £2.35

  • Potato and Vodka Farm Tour at Ogilvy Distillery, location Forfar (Angus) — Save £1.60

Total Savings: £115.85 – £20 = £95.85 per adult (All subject to availability)

Itinerary for a long weekend in the northeast of Scotland

Total Savings: £55.70 - £20 = £35.70 per adult (All subject to availability)

Day One 
  • Introduction to E Biking with E Guides Scotland, location Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) — Save £6 
  • Award-winning transport museum at Grampian Transport Museum, location Alford (Aberdeenshire) — Save £5.50
  • Afternoon Tea with Gin at Maryculter House Hotel, location Maryculter (Aberdeen) — Save £5.70
Day Two
  • Aberdeen Angus & Absinthe Tour (6.5 hours) with Bothies and Bannocks Tours, location Aberdeen — Save £9
  • Theatre Show at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen — Save £10

Day Three

  • Round of Golf at Peterculter Golf Course, location Peterculter (Aberdeen) — Save £12.50
  • Award-winning museum, The Gordon Highlanders Museum, location Aberdeen — Save £1
  • Gin School Experience at the City of Aberdeen Distillery and Gin School, location Aberdeen — Save £6

Total Savings: £55.70 - £20 = £35.70 per adult (All subject to availability)

Spend 3 months enjoying the northeast of Scotland with day trips and weekend breaks!

Total Savings £185.04 - £20 = £165.04 per adult per pass

A weekend out

Day 1:

Blair Castle – Location Blair Atholl — Save £2.40

Day 2:

Dewars – Location Aberfeldy — Save 90p

Ogilvy – Location Forfar — Save £1.60

Day out to Aberdeen

Gordon Highlanders Museum – Location Aberdeen — Save £1

Aberdeen Performing Arts – Location at HMT Aberdeen — Save £10

Day out to Dundee

Discovery – Location Dundee — Save £1

Verdant – Location Dundee — Save £2.34

Mid-week “Take it easy” in Aberdeen

Maryculter afternoon tea – Location Maryculter (Aberdeen) — Save £5.70

Peterculter golf – Location Peterculter (Aberdeen) — Save £12.50

Pre-Booking

Long weekend fun in the Cairngorms

Craggan Outdoors – Location Grantown on Spey (Cairngorms National Park) 2-day Trip:

Activities (save £10)

2-night stayover “Glenbeg Bothy” (save £20) Friday & Saturday

Use More in Moray pick up & take you out on Day 2 (save £29.50)

E-guide day in the Cairngorms – Location meet up in Cairngorms National Park — Save £10

Learn something new for a day (or 3 different days!)

Kincardine Beat – Salmon fishing at Hut – Location Kincardine O’Neil (Royal Deeside) — Save from £5

Belwade Equestrian Farm Tour – Location Near Aboyne (Royal Deeside) — Save £3.50

Ride in Peace — Location meetup (Cairngorms National Park) — Save £24

Coastal Activity Weekend

Day 1:

Cullen sea school – Location Cullen — Save £2 

Gordon Castle – Location Fochabers — Save £8

Day 2:

Macduff Marine Aquarium – Location Macduff — Save £1.60

Peterhead Prison Museum – Location Peterhead — Save £1

Ideas for a Birthday/Hen/Stag Party

City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School – Location Aberdeen — Save £12

Toll House Gin school experience – Location Arbroath — Save £12

Bothies & Bannocks Market Day & Cook School – Location Aberdeen & Market Village (save £9)

Shopping for presents then save with:

Porters Gin (Online) — 10% 

Butterworth Gallery (Online) —  15%

Gordon Castle (Instore) — 10%

Total Savings £185.04 - £20 = £165.04 per adult per pass

As you can see, there is a tremendous amount to do in Scotland’s northeast and we hope we’ve given you a good idea of the kinds of activities you can look forward to and how much money you can look forward to saving if you purchase our Northern Highlights Pass.

We love our part of the world and we can’t wait to show it off to visitors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Otherwise, buy your pass today and look forward to having the most incredible adventures in the northeast of Scotland!