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Tel code: 019755 | code search
Postcode: AB33 | code search
Population: 2300
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Motorvation! Motor Show

September
Grampian Motorcycle Convention
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Alford is a small town and the commercial centre for the Howe of Alford in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, situated in fertile farmland south of the Coreen Hills, in a rich agricultural area near the River Don, 23 miles from Aberdeen. Alford is famous as the home of Aberdeen Angus cattle; an iron life-sized bull statue stands at the edge of the town. The town is also well-know for Oatmeal and the Battle of Alford in 1645 when the Covenanters were defeated by the Marquis of Montrose. Alford is an ancient settlement with many archaeological sites, two miles to the north at Old Keig is a stone circle, and with the stones’ weight estimated at 53 tons, it is though to be the largest known. There are many ruins in the area including Asloun Castle to the south-west, Balfuig Castle to the south-east and to north-west lies Terpersie. Alford is popular with visitors; attractions include Alford Heritage Centre, the Grampian Transport Museum and Craigievar Castle built in1626, an example of Scottish Baronial architecture. The castle is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland and open to visitors. Haughton Country Park has attractive woodland walks and a caravan park. Alford Golf Club has a challenging 18-hole course.

Attraction

Alford Valley Railway
Craigievar Castle
Grampian Transport Museum
Kildrummy Castle
Kildrummy Castle Garden

Camping

Haughton Camp Site

Dentist

Alford Dental Practice

Doctor

Alford Medical Practice
J H Reid

Estate Agent

Stuart Wilson Dickson & Co

Golf Club

Alford

Inn

Kildrummy Inn
The Forbes Arms Hotel

Restaurant

Kildrummy Castle Hotel
The Alford

School

Alford Primary School
Tullynessle School

Solicitor

Stuart Wilson Dickson & Co

Taxi

Alford Taxis
MacDonalds Taxis

Shops

Mossatburn Water Garden Centre

Activities

Alford Ski Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Alford

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The Forbes Arms Hotel (1.00 miles)

Bridge of Alford is a small country village nestling in the Vale of Alford on the banks of the River Don and is surrounded by the Hills of Bennarchie and Coreen. Despite this tranquility, the ... More | visit website
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Kildrummy Inn (7.03 miles)

Kildrummy Inn
A traditional Inn with unmistakable charm, character, decor and ambience will remind you of our rural location in The Scottish Grampian Highlands. Tranquil settings, excellent cuisine using local suppliers & produce along with true Scottish ... More | visit website
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Kildrummy Castle Hotel (7.39 miles)

Kildrummy Castle Hotel
Converted Victorian mansion house set in peaceful rural location, amidst acres of gardens and woodland, retaining turn-of-the-century interior - wall tapestries, oak panelling. Some rooms with Kingsize or Four-Poster beds. Nearby 20 golf courses, horse ... More | visit website
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Pittodrie House Hotel (9.01 miles)

Pittodrie House Hotel

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A 17th Century family house built on 15th century foundations, Pittodrie House is one of the most historic hotels in Scotland, set in a 2400 acre country estate. Pittodrie Estate is ... More

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The Commercial Hotel (9.34 miles)

The Commercial Hotel
Sitting in the quaint village of Tarland in the heart of The Howe O' Cromar on Royal Deeside you will find a hidden gem - The Commercial Hotel. A former 18th century coaching inn The ... More | visit website
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Aberdeen Arms Hotel (9.34 miles)

Aberdeen Arms Hotel
The Aberdeen Arms Rooms are being operated as self catering hotel rooms with budget prices. There is a choice of 4 large double or family en-suite rooms available. All are recently refurbished and offer en-suite ... More | visit website
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Burnett Arms Hotel (9.60 miles)

Burnett Arms Hotel

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A family run style hotel, only 20 minutes from Aberdeen city centre and 15 minutes from the airport.Excelent location for both business and tourist guests with various castles, country persuits ... More

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Bennachie Lodge Hotel (9.99 miles)

Bennachie Lodge Hotel

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Bennachie Lodge Hotel was originally a Manse built to accompany Kemnay Church in the late 1700's before it was converted into a hotel in 1971. Since acquiring the hotel in ... More

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The Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne (10.51 miles)

The Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne
Everyone needs to retreat and welcome the simple joys back into life. There are few better places to do just that than at The Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne – 55 acres of the ... More | visit website
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Tigh na Geald (11.40 miles)

Tigh na Geald
Tigh na Geald - or House on the Hill is a beautiful Victorian house overlooking the village green in the centre of Aboyne on Royal Deeside. With Aberdeen and Balmoral only 30 minutes away on ... More | visit website

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