GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS, CASTLES AND WHISKY TRAILS.
The Ramsay Arms Hotel & Restaurant enjoys a beautiful and historic location at the gateway to the Scottish highlands, castles and whisky trails. The distillery in Fettercairn is the second oldest in Scotland. It has its own visitor center, which is a short stroll from the Ramsay Arms. Locally you can enjoy many activities including fishing on the River Esk or River Dye. Stalking, grouse or pheasant shooting can be arranged on the local estates of Fasque, Fettercairn and Gannochy. You really are spoilt for choice here, we even have 12 golf courses in total to choose from, which are close or a short drive away.
Edzell Castle & Garden (5 Miles)
This is a remarkable and very beautiful complex, with a late-medieval tower house incorporated in to a 16th century courtyard mansion.
House of Dun (8 Miles)
This beautiful Georgian house, overlooking the Montrose Basin nature reserve, was designed by William Adam in 1730.
Crathes Castle (15 Miles)
An ideal place for the whole family to visit for a fantastic day out on Royal Deeside. The castle, with its fairytale turrets, is a superb example of a 16th-century tower house.
Drum Castle (18 Miles)
This castle, one of the most beautiful in Royal Deeside, was owned by the Irvine family of Drum for 653 years.
Arbroath Abbey (19 Miles)
Arbroath Abbey consists of the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded by William the Lion in 1178 and intended as his own burial place.
Barrie's Birthplace (20 Miles)
The creator of the eternal magic of Peter Pan - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860.
Storybook Glen (20 Miles)
Visit Storybook Glen the spectacular Family Theme Park.
Blairs Museum (21 Miles)
Blairs Museum has a stunning collection of fine and decorative art spanning more than 500 years.
Craigievar Castle (22 Miles)
This fairytale-like castle, which exemplifies some of the best Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire.
Angus Folk Museum (23 Miles)
Visit one of Scotland's finest folk museums and explore life in rural Scotland during the past 200 years.
Glamis Castle (23 Miles)
Glamis Castle is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal residence since 1372.
Crombie Country Park (23 Miles)
The Park was officially opened in September 1983. Its 102 hectares includes Crombie Loch as well as broadleafed and coniferous woodlands. Crombie Country Park, with its scenic loch and woodlands is a haven for wildlife.
Monikie Country Park (23 Miles)
Monikie Country Park, with its reservoirs, woodland and parkland, is an ideal location for a visit to the countryside. The scenic surroundings offer many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at any time of the year.
Barry Mill (24 Miles)
Enjoy the sights and sounds of an early 19th-century working mill - the splash of the water-wheel, the sound and smell of grinding grain.
Castle Fraser (24 Miles)
A visit to Castle Fraser is a great day out for the whole family. The castle is one of the finest in Aberdeenshire and is the largest, most elaborate Scottish castle built on the traditional 'Z' plan.
Grampian Transport Museum (26 Miles)
A treasure house of transport history with lots to see and do. Dramatic displays, push button exhibits and video presentations trace the history of road travel in the locality.
Tolbooth (26 Miles)
The Tolbooth is one of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen and one of the best preserved 17th century Scottish gaols. Now a museum, The Tolbooth focuses on the history of crime and punishment within the city.
Aberdeen Art Gallery (26 Miles)
Housed in Neo-Classical building, purpose built in 1884, Aberdeen's splendid Art Gallery houses an important fine art collection with particularly good examples of 19th, 20th and 21st century works.
Balmoral Castle (26 Miles)
In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery.
Alford Valley Railway (27 Miles)
Alford Valley Railway operates from the restored station yard which once marked the terminus of the branch line linking the villages of upper Donside with Kintore junction and hence to Aberdeen.
Pitmedden Garden (28 Miles)
A visit here offers an experience as rich in history as any country house or castle. The Garden was originally laid out in 1675 by Pitmedden's first baronet, Sir Alexander Seton, and was re-created by the NTS in the 1950s.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (28 Miles)
In Meigle, there is a magnificent collection of 26 sculptured monuments of the early Christian period.
Broughty Castle Museum (28 Miles)
Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory it has faced many sieges and battles.
The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum (30 Miles)
A magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee.