Out and About
Other Attractions in the Area
Delgatie Castle: (AB53 5TD) - Signposted just outside Turriff, going north, off the A947, was originally built in 1049 and is the official Clan Hay Centre. Refurbishing this historic castle has been a labour of love, and it is well worth a visit. Don’t leave without visiting the Laird’s Kitchen to enjoy some really special home bakes. Call (01888) 563479 for details of opening hours and other information.
Delgatie Castle and Trout Fishery: Open daily from 8am to dusk. For full details see www.delgatiecastle.com or call Bob Ross on 07980 999 006.
Fyvie Castle: Fyvie, AB53 8JS, Tel: 01651 891266. Just off the A947 heading south towards Aberdeen. A National Trust for Scotland property with various events throughout the season, especially for children. (see National Trust for Scotland website for opening dates and times).
Banff: About 40 minutes drive from Turriff on the A947 going north. Banff is a vibrant small town with independent shops, cafes and a good coastal walk.
Duff House, Banff: (AB45 3SX) - One of Britain’s finest Georgian houses, designed by William Adam. Open from 1 April – 31 October. A full calendar of events is available on www.duffhouse.org.uk or call 01261 818181 for more information.
Glen Garioch Distillery: Distillery Road, Oldmeldrum (AB51 0ES) - Find out more about our national drink and the history of this local distillery and visitor centre. Call (01651) 873450 for opening hours and details or visit www.glengarioch.com
Williamsons Garden Centre and "Tons o' Fun": At Forglen (AB53 4LA) - One of the North East’s biggest children's adventure play centres, with restaurant and good home bakes. Call (01888) 562515 or see www.williamsonsgardencentre.co.uk for more information and opening hours.
If the weather is not so great and you fancy a trip into Aberdeen, the bus 305 or 325 departs every hour from the bus-stop opposite Costcutters. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to the bus station in Union Square where you have 2 floors of shop and restaurants plus a 10-screen cinema.
For things to see and do in Aberdeen and throughout the North East, including Huntly, Inverurie, Ellon, Royal Deeside etc, contact the Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre at 23 Union Street (Tel: 01224 288 800, Option 1)