Kintore is a great location for those who want to enjoy the best that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can offer.
We’re just ten miles from the City of Aberdeen – Scotland’s third city and Europe’s Energy Capital. Ideally located for exploring Donside, Royal Deeside and for excursions into the Cairngorm National Park. The coastline, with intriguing seascapes, picturesque towns and charming coastal villages is waiting for you..
This is a natural environment where you can breathe the freshest of air, while enjoying spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife – from the deer on the hills, to the birds in coastal seabird sanctuaries.
The City of Aberdeen is within easy reach and offers excellent shopping, entertainment, exhibitions, museums, restaurants, theatres, sports and other attractions.
For more comprehensive information on all that the City or Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have to offer, go to the Visit Aberdeenshire website.
Kintore is an ideal base for enjoying the great outdoors.
Located between the two great rivers of Aberdeenshire – the Dee and the Don – there are a wealth of outdoor opportunities on both Donside and Royal Deeside. Great country, hill and forest walks abound with the spectacular mountains of the Cairngorm National Park within easy reach.
Described by the National Geographic Society as “possibly Britain’s best-loved hill”, Bennachie is Kintore’s most local hill, with the visitor centre being just 10 miles from Kintore.
It’s said that there is a golf course for every day of the month within easy reach.
Kintore Golf Club is an acclaimed 18-hole course at Balbithan in Kintore. Nearby there are courses at Kemnay and Inverurie.
For lovers of castles, Kintore is an ideal base with, literally, hundreds of castles within Aberdeenshire.
Within Kintore itself are the ruins of Halforest Castle, a Royal Hunting lodge built around the 13th or 14 century.
Castle Fraser – Scotland’s most elaborate Z-plan castle – is just seven miles from Kintore. Also within easy reach are Crathes Castle, Craigievar Castle, Haddo House, Pitmedden Gardens, Fyvie Castle, Dunnottar Castle and many more.
To start planning your itinerary go to Scotland’s Castle Trail.