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North Hop x Pitmedden Garden : Secret Garden Experience - THIS WEEKEND!

Tuesday 16th July 2019

And like a flash, it's summer, the holidays have started, the sun is shining (well most of the time!) and it's time to get zen with our awesome plant-based wellness fest, the Secret Garden Experience at the stunning Pitmedden Garden this weekend (20/21 July)!This special event is part of our Summer Events Programme collaboration with the National...

Arbikie Distillery Visit

Monday 15th July 2019

As we approach our Exploring Angus event at House of Dun (27/28 July) we were invited down to the family run Arbikie Distillery (only 7 miles away...doesn't get much more local than that!) for a tour around their farm, fields and distillery...Their tagline is 'Field to Bottle' and that is exactly what they do! On arrival we were met by their...

The Characters & Objects of House of Dun

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Having done a recent guided tour of House of Dun we were fascinated to discover what a weird and wonderful history the house has had! Each room we went into uncovered more tales and secrets so we asked Visitor Services Supervisor and walking encyclopaedia of House of Dun history Shona to give us a bit of a walk through for sharing on here...We...

North Hop's Guide to Angus Food & Drink

Friday 5th July 2019

With our local food, drink and craft market at House of Dun fast approaching we thought we'd highlight some of our favourite places in Angus to grab food and drink...The House of Dun event is part of our Summer Events Programme with National Trust for Scotland bringing fun themed, and family friendly events to their venues across Aberdeenshire...

North Hop's Guide to Aberdeenshire Food & Drink

Tuesday 25th June 2019

Since 3 out of 4 of our Summer Events Programme events are being held in Aberdeenshire we figured we'd share some of the best places to grab food and drink! The area is jam packed with farm shops, brewpubs, ice cream shops, cafes and restaurants, with a lot of them utilising local produce and championing the area!This list isn't exhaustive by any...