Creelwell Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Fortrie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4HY tel: 01466 730256
Places of interest near Turriff
Turriff in Aberdeenshire is ideally situated whether you are visiting Aberdeen and the surrounding area, enjoying the golden beaches of the coastal fishing towns or exploring the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Local towns and cities:
Turriff - just 10.4 kilometres (6.5 miles) from Creelwell, Turriff is the heart of the Aberdeenshire Farming Community and the home of the famous ‘Turra coo’, an £84,000 sculpture based on a north-east cow owned by a farmer who in 1913 took a stand against the government of the day's introduction of compulsory national insurance.
Turriff has a good range of shops, a variety of eating facilities and community services, a hospital, doctors surgery, dentist and a pharmacy. It also has it's own swimming pool, golf course, bowling club and once a month a Farmers Market where you can find the best of local produce on sale.
Huntly - 19.3 kilometres (12 miles) from Creelwell, is a town well known for Huntly Castle, the ruins of which overlook The Gordon Schools. It's also the home of Deans bakers which produce world-famous shortbread biscuits. In November 2007 they opened a new visitor centre. In the town square there is an Information Centre run by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Aberdeen City - Excellent shopping facilities, plenty to do and see at the beach, various parks and gardens, museums and art galleries.
Local golf courses:
Turriff, Macduff, Banff, Cruden Bay, Peterhead, Oldmeldrum, Newmachar, Huntly and Inverurie to name just a few.
Duff House Art Gallery at Macduff, Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, Farming Museum at Aden Country Park at Mintlaw.
Delgatie Castle is open to the public as are the National Trust of Scotland properties which include Fyvie Castle - a very popular wedding venue, Haddo House, Leith Hall Gardens and Pitmedden Gardens. All are within close proximity to Turriff.
Glendronach distillery which has been creating the single malts for nearly 200 years is just 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) from Creelwell Farm and many more whisky distilleries are open to the public around the Moray and Speyside area, including the famous Glenfiddich Distillery at Dufftown.
Fishing - the Deveron River:
The river Deveron rises in the Cabrach above Huntly and runs for 72.4 kilometres (45 miles), entering the sea at Banff. It is ideal for Brown Trout from May to August and Salmon at certain times of the year. Permits are available in Turriff.
Very close by, we have Craigie Equestrian. The school is only one mile away and gives the enthusiastic horse lover an ideal opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience from the experts.
Local Events throughout the year:
- Royal Deeside, Balmoral (Queen’s summer residence), open between April and June.
- Lonach Gathering, march of Scottish clans through the village followed by Highland games, last Saturday in August.
- Braemar Games, Highland games, including hammer throwing and tossing the caber, attended by the Royal Family on the first Saturday in September.
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