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Discover Deeside Guide

Discover the Royal Deeside this summer with Stagecoach

Our Deeside services (201/202/203) are perfect for day trips, connecting Aberdeen to  beautiful and historic sites around Deeside including Banchory, Ballater and Braemar.  Service 501 is also back for the summer season connecting Ballater, Braemar and Blairgowrie opening up even more options for how to spend your summer this year.

What to do in Blairgowrie?

Blairgowrie is one of the largest town in Perthshire and is home to the largest preserved mill engine.  Now the town is renowned for berry picking and many outdoor sports making it the perfect getaway for families during the summer holidays.  The historic drove roads previously used by cattle hustlers now provide a 60 mile circular walking route, the Cateran Trail.
Learn a new sport this summer in Blairgowrie including  kayaking, mountain biking, hand gliding, abseiling  and golf.  With the great camping sites nearby you'll have plenty of time to enjoy time with your family in the great outdoors.

Looking for something closer to home?

Our Deeside services are for you! There are so many places you can visit without leaving Aberdeenshire using our 201, 202 and 203 services.

Use our journey planner to plan your day out today!          ---> 

Deeside castles


Deeside Highland games

Deeside route map

Deeside map

Click here to view as pdf.


To make your day trip the best value use our dayrider  ticket for all day travel!

Zone 3  dayrider          £7.85

Zone 4  dayrider          £9.90

Zone 5  dayrider      £12.50

Zone 6  dayrider      £14.00

Why not try out our megarider  ticket for 7-day travel. Or if your a student remember to get your student discount with our unirider  ticket. 

Kids go free!

We want you to make the most of this summer as a family. That's why we are letting kids travel for FREE when accompanied by an adult using a  dayrider  or megarider!  Find out how else your kids can benefit from travelling by bus this summer here.

This offer is valid from the 4th July until the 17th July so get planning your trip to the Royal Deeside  while it lasts - remember to use our journey planner to make it really easy! 


Deeside route map

Deeside map

Click here to view as pdf.

Deeside route map

Deeside map

Click here to view as pdf.