Close Attractions - Meldrum Arms Hotel
Kintore Golf Club - Inverurie
Kintore Golf Club has a growing membership and is located just north of Aberdeen. The hilly parkland course is lined by trees and burns producing some interesting and difficult holes.
The course has spectacular views of the scenery which includes the River Don and the Grampian hills to the north and south. It has excellent facilities to deal with adverse weather and only loses a few days play each year.
With a second nine added in the 1990s, there is quite a contrast between the front and back nine adding character to this relatively new course.
Haddo House - Ellon
Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House is proud to be the most homely of the north-east of Scotland's great houses open to the public. Designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, but refurbished in the 1880s, the house elegantly blends crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late Victorian interiors by Wright and Mansfield. Noted for its fine furniture, paintings and objets d'art, Haddo also boasts a delightful terrace garden with geometric rosebeds and fountain, commemorative trees, a lavish herbaceous border, and secluded glades and knolls. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, walks and wildlife.
Fyvie Castle - Turriff
Undoubtedly one of the finest castles in Scotland, Fyvie can trace its royal connections back to 1211 and William the Lion. Robert the Bruce held open-air court at Fyvie and Charles I spent some years here as a child. The five towers give the castle an air of majesty. Each tower of this magnificent Scottish Baronial fortress is traditionally associated with one of the castle's five successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seaton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith. Art lovers will appreciate Fyvie's rich portrait collection, including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner. The castle also boasts one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world.