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Kintore, This is a vibrant local village that was declared to be one of the first royal burghs in Scotland by the King in the 9th or 10th century. It is well supported by local stores and services, including the railway station, and is within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen and Dyce.
The community of Kintore is conveniently located near the A96 dual carriageway, making it an attractive option for people who need to commute to Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen City, or other parts of Aberdeenshire.
Near Ellon is the 18th-century Haddo House designed by William Adam, and south of Turriff is the haunted Scottish baronial Fyvie Castle with its lovely gardens. Other attractions include castles, stately mansions, and other beautiful gardens.
In this area, you'll find excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing, and golfing, in addition to an abundance of shopping facilities and sporting activities, as well as rail access to Aberdeen and Inverness. Take the A96 and the first slip road into Kintore from Inverurie; the area is known for its picturesque landscape and calm atmosphere.
Stay in a bed and breakfast, also known as a guest room in a private home, which provides lodging in rooms that have been adapted specifically for this purpose and serves either a continental or cooked breakfast in the garden or a separate breakfast room.
or a bed and breakfast that focuses solely on providing accommodations. This kind of lodging can be found in the town, providing guests with convenient access to the area's dining and retail options.
This is the ideal vacation spot for a large group as well as a romantic escape for two people because it features rustic, timber interiors and stunning views of the forests that surround the property. You can choose to stay in a yurt or a log cabin.
Kintore is a former royal burgh located close to Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. It is accessible by the A96 road, which connects Aberdeen and Inverness. Today, Kintore is one of the ten largest towns in the county of Aberdeenshire.
You can find cosy vacation houses here that are perfect for a family trip or a break for two people looking to rekindle their love. On the outskirts of this area are a number of incredibly beautiful beaches, as well as little fishing communities.
Find the well-known Linn O'Dee, a natural gorge that is 300 metres long and offers some wonderful riverside walks along with breathtaking waterfalls that are generated when the river rushes through the rock formations.
This area is home to Balmoral Castle, which welcomes visitors during the warm months of the year. You are welcome to explore the grounds, view the royal exhibition, and stop by the coffee shop and gift shop during your visit.
Find homes that are excellent for larger groups of people who want to vacation together but yet have their own space and their own en suite facilities. These cottages should have additional seats so that guests can sit and read a book or have a drink and a conversation by the fireplace.
The Highland Gathering is a long-running festival that takes place all throughout Scotland between the months of August and September. This event features traditional bagpipe music, dancing, and Highland games for people of all ages.
The Forvie National Nature Reserve can be found on the eastern shore. Enjoy a day out at the Highland Wildlife Park, a water adventure on the lake and lakeside activities at Loch Garten and its nature centre, some sporting fun playing golf or tennis, or find an indoor sporting centre to enjoy some rock climbing for the whole family, maybe even grandpa. All of these activities can be found in this region.

  • Kintore Latitude 57.2332° N Longitude -2.3461° W
  • Kintore Postcode AB51  
  • Kintore WOEID 25305
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Kintore this tiny former royal burgh‘s first extant charter was granted by James IV in 1506, but it claims to have acquired its heraldic emblem a branch oft he oak tree, as the result of assisting Kenneth ll to triumph over Norse invaders in A.D. 854.

The tale is the rather familiar one of how cattle dressed in oak leaves were driven on to the scene of battle and thus deceived the enemy into thinking that reinforcements had arrived. At a later date, however, Kintore had its royal castle, in the heart of a royal forest. and from it Alexander III issued various charters.

The forest was granted by Robert Bruce in 1309 to Sir Robert dc Keith, Marisehal ot‘Scotland, and about this time was built Hallforest Castle a keep that strongly resembles the tower of Drum on Decside.

Twice vaulted and 60 ft high, the great oblong tower has walls 7 ft thick. Two lofty barrel-vaults, one on top of the other were each subdivided to make four storeys containing cellar kitchen hall and solar.

Hallforest was inhabited until 1639, but is now a very precarious ruin.

The handsome old Town House with its two curving flights of stone forestairs. clock tower and ogival-slated roof. was built about 1740 at a cost of £850 Scots largely subscribed by the Earl of Kintore, and contained originally a council room a tolbooth, a school, and schoolhouse and a meal girnal, where the grain of the tenants on the Earl of Kintore’s estate who paid their rents in kind was deposited.

Visitors to Kintore should know of one of the most interesting castellated buildings in Scotland: it lies in a quiet and retired glen on the other side of the river Don from the royal burgh. This is Balbithan Castle, built by William Chalmers about 1667 the last of the turreted L-plan manors in the country. It is beautifully preserved and still occupied.

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