Coach Trip: Aberdeen and Stonehaven

Student Tours Scotland is always looking to launch new and exciting tours and day trips. This year (2013), we are bringing you a new day trip to Aberdeen and Stonehaven. We will visit the large ruined castle near Stonehaven, Dunottar Castle and take in the amazing views from all around it. Afterwards we will travel to the coast in Aberdeen City and visit the beach and small fishing village of Footdee. You'll get time to get aquainted with Aberdeen itself as well in the afternoon and see why they call it the Granite City.

Photos from previous "Aberdeen" tours

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Dunottar Castle (Stonehaven)

Student Tours Scotland visits a lot of castles. Dunottar Castle is by far one of the best ruins you will ever see. It's location is amazing and the hidden areas all around it make it a visit that is more than worthwhile. There are rocky beaches nearby with small caves depending on the level fof the tide. This is one part of Scotland that you really have to see for yourself.

Footdee and the North East Coast

Aberdeen has a long beach and coastal area near the ferry terminals. Student Tours Scotland will take you down here to see the small fishing village of Footdee before walking along the beach itself back into the city centre. The village is great and is home to some quaint architecture.

Aberdeen City Centre

They call it the Granite City and it is easy to see why. Aberdeen is stunning in all the different shades of grey. Student Tours Scotland will give you some time to explore the city centre yourself before we leave for Glasgow again.


The golden rule with every Student Tours Scotland trip is to have fun. No exceptions. To do this you will need to take some information into account. Remember that Scotland has ‘interesting’ weather. It can be beautifully sunny one minute and then raining the next. It can be cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Every day is different. You need to be prepared. Always dress for the rain and the cold. Wear good shoes or at least a pair you are comfortable in. You can always leave things on the coach if the weather allows.

Remember your camera. The scenery in Scotland is among the most beautiful in the world. You won’t want to miss out on those precious memories.

If you have a smartphone or device with internet access remember to bring it with you. There will be social media competitions along the way.

Most importantly stay safe. Listen to your guide. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe when out and about. If you follow the advice and signs then you will be sure to have fun.