Attractions near Meldrum Arms Hotel

Haddo House - Ellon - 5.93 miles
Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House is proud to be the most homely of the north-east of Scotland's great houses open to the public. Designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, but refurbished in the 1880s, the house elegantly blends crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late Victorian interiors by Wright and Mansfield. Noted for its fine furniture, paintings and objets d'art, Haddo also boasts a delightful terrace garden with geometric rosebeds and fountain, commemorative trees, a lavish herbaceous border, and secluded glades and knolls. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, walks and wildlife.


Kintore Golf Club - Inverurie - 6.04 miles
Kintore Golf Club, situated in the Royal Burgh of Kintore, was formed in 1911, since which time the total membership has grown to around 700. Although not as long as some measuring 6019 yards from the medal tees the course means the visitor cannot afford to be overconfident. The course is a mixture of hilly parkland, and holes lined by trees and criss-crossed by burns, producing some very interesting and tricky holes. The golfer will enjoy spectacular views over the River Don, stretching away to Bennachie and the Grampian range of hills to the north and south. The recently extended and refurbished clubhouse offers changing and shower facilities, and full bar and catering services.


Fyvie Castle - Turriff - 8.06 miles
Undoubtedly one of the finest castles in Scotland, Fyvie can trace its royal connections back to 1211 and William the Lion. Robert the Bruce held open-air court at Fyvie and Charles I spent some years here as a child. The five towers give the castle an air of majesty. Each tower of this magnificent Scottish Baronial fortress is traditionally associated with one of the castle's five successive families - Preston, Meldrum, Seaton, Gordon and Forbes-Leith. Art lovers will appreciate Fyvie's rich portrait collection, including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner. The castle also boasts one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world.