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Alford Attractions

Visitors to Aberdeenshire who wish to make an informed choice about whether or not to come might consult Alford Attractions, which is a fantastic resource for people considering a trip to the Highlands. It provides a complete overview of all the area has to offer. Your reviews will help us build a more complete picture of what's happening in and around Alford, including information on events to attend while in the area, as well as information on neighbouring attractions and the surrounding region.

  • Alford Postcode AB33
  • Alford Latitude 57.2314800943587° N Longitude: -2.700078793579601° W
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Alford Ski Centre Hospitality Accommodation Guide

Alford dry ski centre

Alford Ski Centre Greystone Road Aberdeenshire is situated in the picturesque Howe of Alford, surrounded by the beautiful hillside of Benachie and Donside, facilities within the grounds include a dry ski slope including training slope, with magic carpet lift, a 70 meter lubricated Dendix slope with Poma lift, a dedicated 30 meter Flood-lit skiing, all year round public sessions for skiers and snowboarders, private instruction for people who would like one-to-one instruction and also skiing parties, grass sports pitches, and the Alford Community Campus.

They offer all year round snows ports and tubing allowing a maximum of 25 tubes at any one time and recommend no more than 25 participants per party, with a dedicated team of qualified and experienced snows ports instructors, they have Private instruction is available for skiing or snowboarding on most days throughout the year, with one hour private lessons for one or two people, or half hour junior private lessons for one or two people, Skiing parties are one hour use of the slope and one hour use of the lounge afterwards, if any participants are non-skiers, a ski instructor is required and available for up to eight people.

  • Alford Ski Centre Postcode AB33 8TY
  • Alford Geolocarion Latitude 57.231387° N Longitude -2.709606° W
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In the interest of safety, all skiers and boarders during public sessions must be able to perform to our minimum standard, which is a controlled snow plough turns and stop for skiers and a falling leaf for boarders from the top of the main slope.

Long trousers, long sleeves, gloves and helmets must be worn on the slope at all times.

They offer a number of ski holiday camps during the school holidays, catering for children aged 4 to 16 years and covering beginners, improver's or intermediates and introduction to race.

The Lounge area and facilities with table and chairs, fridge/freezer, kettle, hot water urn and a single hot plate is available.

Alford Visitor Guide Information

Alford Aberdeenshire, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, if your staying in Alford take advantage of the outdoor activities including fishing, the lake camp and the dry ski centre.

Alford is a large village in Aberdeenshire, north east Scotland, lying just south of the River Don. It lies within the Howe of Alford which occupies the middle reaches of the River Don, a modern village in the centre of a rich arable vale sheltered by the hills.

Alford Aberdeenshire, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, Alford is a large village in Aberdeenshire, north east Scotland, lying just south of the River Don. It lies within the Howe of Alford which occupies the middle reaches of the River Don, a modern village in the centre of a rich arable vale sheltered by the hills.

The area is famous for a battle and a poet.

The battle took place on 2 July 1645, at the height of the Marquess of Montrose summer campaign in aid of the otherwise failing cause of Charles I.

Having defeated the Covenanting General Urry at Aurdearn near Nairn, Montrose moved South via Corgarff to battle with General Baillie, he took his stand on a hill to the West of the present village.

  • Alford Postcode AB33
  • Alford Latitude 57.2314800943587° N Longitude: -2.700078793579601° W
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Baillie was out numbered and did not intend to give battle, but was drawn across the Don and into the fray by skilful manoeuvring, Cavalry and infantry became confused, and the rear of the Covenanting force was enveloped and the army routed. It was a victory that cost Montrose dear, for he lost in it his devoted friend and ally, Lord George Gordon, the eldest son of the Marquess of Huntly.

The poet of Alford was Charles Murray, born at East gate in 1864, who achieved a world wide renowned with his nostalgic and patriot poems in Hamewith.

Alford played a notable part in the farming revolution at the end of the 18th cent, by the time the railway had come in 1859, the hill of Callievar was cultivated up to 950 of its 1,480 feet.

 Alford lost its railway in 1966, in common with much of the rest of rural Britain, in 1983 the village became the location of the Grampian railway museum.

South of the village is the now restored tower of Balfluig, and there are interesting monuments in the kirkyard of the old parish church, the centre of the original Kirkton,

As well as the transport and railway museums the village offers visitors a Heritage Centre. Enjoy the great activities that Alford has to offer including a dry ski slope, a swimming pool, and a golf club, so if your looking for an active holiday or a quite vacation Alford fits the bill.

It also offers a large parkland camping and caravanning site in Haughton Country Park.

Beside the A944 as it enters Alford from the east is a life size bronze statue of an Aberdeen Angus bull, This celebrates the origins of the breed in Alford in the 1800s.

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