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  • Gabriella T
    1 contribution
    This is a perfect day trip if you're looking to get out of the city for a while. Our tour guide, Neil, was very nice and extremely well-read on the history of the area. We spent the day driving and stopping at a few key points in the area (highlighted below). Though it may be greener at other times of the year, the landscape was breathtaking, even in winter. Highly recommend!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Emily F
    10 contributions
    Our experience with Malcom was incredible. He picked us up from our hotel and took us to 3 castles that we got to choose in advance. He even showed us around Old Aberdeen and dropped us off in the city center an hour after our tour was supposed to have ended! He knows a lot about Scotland and Aberdeen’s history so it was really interesting hearing some of that. Doing a private guided tour I think is the easiest and most enjoyable way to see the castles in the Aberdeen area and I am going to recommend Malcom to anyone who is planning a visit! Thank you so much Malcom for such a memorable experience!!
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Chatham Couple
    Chatham, Canada7 contributions
    Jim Devine was our tour guide and driver. The tour was amazing but Jim went the extra mile for us. We were to see the Brodie Castle but the stop did not include an inside tour. Our last name is Brodie so this was highly important to us that we see inside. Jim arranged for us to get a partial tour inside. We were only able to purchase 4 tour guides (souvenirs for family members back home) from the gift shop but we wanted 5. When we returned to the tour bus, Jim surprised us by telling us he didn't know if we had time to buy a tour guide so he bought one for us at the Welcome Centre and didn't want us to pay him!!! Of course we did pay him. That truly went above and beyond helping to make tourists' experience the best it could be. Thank you again, Jim, for your thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity. I tell this story over and over again now that we're back in Canada.

    About the tour itinerary, I wish we had been allowed more time at the Brodie Castle and that all our tour mates could have had a tour inside. This was one of the main reasons we travelled to Scotland and it was rushed and stressful. From the little we did see, it had a gorgeous interior. We are grateful Jim arranged for us to see what little we could.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Clare Y
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    Amazing tour of beautiful Aberdeenshire, castles were stunning. Highly recommend, very informative & interesting. Guide was very accommodating and helpful.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • tpbel
    Belfast, UK567 contributions
    A wonderful day out with Alex as our guide. We were blessed with dry weather so that all of the stops could be fully enjoyed. There was just the right amount of time in each spot and the little treats along the way were very welcome. Transport is in a 8-seater vehicle which can get about the countryside very effectively. Highlights were the Fettercairn distillery, Stonehaven and Dunnottar castle. A lovely day seeing the sights - highly recommended.
    Written 22 July 2023
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  • Ramesh R
    2 contributions
    It was amazing to see the fall colors and beautiful castle’s.
    Malcom was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the option to do this trip to our pace
    Recommended and arranged a delicious lunch.
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Scott P
    9 contributions
    Malcolm was fantastic! My husband and I both have Scottish ancestry and have talked of a trip to Scotland for a long time, so when we booked a rail tour of the country, I knew I wanted to go to Dunnottar Castle, my ancestral home. The tour operator didn't have an excursion available, so we booked a private day tour through Time Exposure Travel. The list of sights for the day was long, but Malcolm told us from the beginning that we could choose where to spend our time and we'd see everything we could.

    Taking us to the various locations is one thing, but Malcolm did so much more. He explained so much of the history and points of interest, and then allowed us to explore Dunnottar without rushing. A talented photographer, he sent us photos he had taken of us which were so much better than we could have taken ourselves. Malcolm encouraged us to take time to learn and experience everything we could. It was a major highlight of our trip and worth the modest cost.

    He then took us to other places in Aberdeenshire that we would not have seen otherwise, always adding historical information as we went. We didn't see everything on the proposed list, and that was OK.

    In the end, Malcolm made this day the experience of a lifetime. We are planning to return for another visit and expect to ask Malcolm to help us repeat the experience and see the rest of the sights in the area.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Stefania P
    Monza, Italy3 contributions
    The transportation throughout this full day tour, was comfortable. We had a friendly tour guide who made it possible for us to discover around Aberdeenshire. The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve has quite diverse landscapes. A memorable experience with lots of local history and some great food.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Susan S
    2 contributions
    We loved our visit to Balmoral Castle, the Royal Distillary, and Dunnottar Castle. It was an exciting experience for me to walk the grounds near River Dee where the Royal Family barbecues annually. The Royal Ballroom offered photographs and paintings of the RF to view. Ghillies dresses and Highlanders garb worn by the RF were on display and a delight to take in and remember forever. Learning about the methods of whiskey distilling and tasting the product of Lochnagar Whiskey was unique. I especially liked the whiskey tasting. My favorite was the whiskey that had been encased in sherry casks. Castle Dunnottar was breathtaking and a physical challenge for me to descend and then ascend the 260 steps in order to navigate the ruins. It was just lovely! Our tour guide Malcolm was very knowledgeable about each of the places we visited and was a great assist the whole day. 😊
    Written 20 June 2023
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