Macduff Marine Aquarium

20% off Admission

Macduff Marine Aquarium


The Moray Firth is a haven for wildlife and at Macduff Marine Aquarium you will come face to face with all kinds of sea creatures that live beneath the steely blue Moray Firth waters.

The aquarium’s exhibits lead you from the coast, where you can explore the estuaries and the rocky shores, and then to the underwater world of the kelp reef.

See the unique kelp reef exhibit – the only one of its kind in the UK. At the sea lab, see hardy seashore critters up close and observe baby sharks in the shark hatchery, before heading out to the deep reef and the seafloor.

Grab a fish finder leaflet at reception and see if you can spot all the different animals as you explore the aquarium.

The gift shop is a treasure trove of gifts to suit everyone – from kids’ pocket money toys to sea-themed souvenirs. Ice creams and cold drinks are sold here too.

Owned and operated by Live Life Aberdeenshire, part of Aberdeenshire Council, Macduff Marine Aquarium aims to promote awareness, enjoyment and stewardship of the Moray Firth marine environment in an entertaining and educational way.

Normal Price

  • Adult £7.90
  • Child (aged 5-15) £4.75

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, Macduff, AB44 1SL


26th April to 31st October 2021
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5pm


1st November to 31st March 2022

Saturday to Wednesday: 11am-4pm (closed Thursday and Friday)

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

20% off Standard Admissions at Macduff Marine Aquarium

Scotland’s largest bay, the Moray Firth teems with life and it’s all on show at this fascinating aquarium!

Discover hundreds of local sea creatures in exciting displays, including the unique kelp reef.

Observe baby sharks in the shark hatchery.

Enjoy an audio tour, kids’ quizzes along with a great gift shop.

The enthusiastic staff will make sure you have a ‘fin-tastic’ visit!

The Northern Highlight Pass is valid only for full adult and child admission tickets – not valid with any other offer.

All bookings need to be made in advance directly on the Macduff Marine Aquarium site. To check availability visit HERE.

This booking is only for a pre timed slot, payment will be made directly on arrival at the Aquarium and you must present your pass at that time to receive your 20% Discount.


Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"Deceptive from the outside with lots to see and do inside. You’ll spend longer than you think you might with so many things to see..."

KirstyM, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

Open  – When you purchase your Northern Highlights Pass please remember to book your time slot in advance and present your card on admission to receive your discount.

Please check availability before purchasing your pass HERE

Please remember to check the individual terms and conditions as shown above. Simply click the link to view.