Mackie’s chocolate, lovingly made in its own chocolate factory on Mackie's of Scotland's farm in Aberdeenshire, is a winter indulgence you can find in most Scottish supermarkets. Visit Aberdeen to taste one of Mackie’s hand–made chocolate ice cream flavours and chocolate on tap in Mackie's 19.2, its first ice cream parlour. Mackie's 19.2 (the number of miles from the parlour to the farm) is watched over by an enormous Leopard - “Poised”, is a sculpture by Andy Scott, the man behind Scotland's Kelpies!
This winter visit the recently re-opened Aberdeen Art Gallery - which displays over 1,000 artworks (including a Balmoral Gallery) or find your winter wonderland in Aberdeenshire as you explore the Cairngorms National Park or visit enchanting castles dusted in snow. Celebrate with traditional and exciting events throughout winter, or simply cosy up with a mug of Mackie's delicious hot chocolate in Mackie's 19.2 parlour in Aberdeen!
Enjoy a heart warming meal of our famous Aberdeen Angus beef and game straight from the great estates of Royal Deeside. Our restaurants serve up quality steaks and premium venison and have wintry views to match. In the evening tuck into a delicious Mackie's chocolate dessert at Mackie's 19.2 or cosy up by a roaring fire with a well-deserved wee dram! These are just some of the warming flavours you've got to taste in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire this winter.
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We’ve teamed up with Mackie’s to give one lucky person the chance to win a break for two people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Other prizes are also up for grabs including a visit to Mackie's 19.2 and a year's supply of Mackie's chocolate!