Thainstone House lies comfortably close to Inverurie, with easy access to Aberdeen, its international airport, mainline train station and P&J Live Conference Centre. The sheer breadth and variety of countryside, from rivers to mountains to glens, attracts year-round adventurers and explorers for walks, hikes, bike tours, country pursuits, and wildlife safaris.
There is so much to discover in Inverurie and the Aberdeenshire countryside, including 19 castles, stately homes and ruins which sit on Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail, historical sights, whisky trails and much more.
Some of our top tips within Argyll:
- Castles in and around Inverurie
- Aberdeen Whisky Trail
- Shopping in Inverurie
- Aberdeen City Centre
- Ancient Stone Circles
- Country Pursuits
Thainstone House offers guests the ideal opportunity to experience Scottish golfing at its best with a short golf break or bespoke luxury golf vacation. Parkland and links courses offer golfers a choice of challenges at renowned as well as local 18-hole courses.
Golf courses nearby Thainstone House:
- Inverurie Golf Club
- Kemney Golf Club
- Murcar Links
- Royal Aberdeen
- Trump International Golf Links
Thainstone House is the perfect base for a variety of walks, from coastal and country strolls to thrilling hikes.
Some of our top tips of local walks:
- The Complete Bennachie: 16.75km / 6-7 hours.
- Mither Tap (Bennachie): 6km / 2-3 hours
- Colony Trail (Bennachie): 4km / 2.30-3 hours
Kemnay - Fetternear - Cot Town Circular: 7km / 1.30-2 hours
Aberdeen City Centre Walking Tour
Famously known as the Granite City due to the buildings and monuments made from the sparkling stone, Aberdeen is a diverse city with beaches, golf courses, museums, galleries and shopping. For those attending events, the P&J Live exhibition centre is located on the west side of the city, next to Aberdeen Airport and en-route to Thainstone House.
Some of our top tips:
- Aberdeen Art Gallery
- Aberdeen Maritime Museum
- Provost Skene's House
Thainstone House is easily reached by rail, road and air. Located on the A96, main Inverness Road, Thainstone is clearly sign-posted approximately 12 miles north from Aberdeen Airport, on the outskirts of Inverurie town centre. Inverurie railway station is a little over 1.5 miles away and by bus, the No. 10 and 37 services from Aberdeen and Inverness, stop outside the main gates of the hotel property.
With a beautiful countryside backdrop, an AA-Rosette Green Lady restaurant, soul soothing spa and luxurious suites, our 18th Century mansion is the perfect place to escape in Aberdeenshire.
Discover Aberdeenshire. Explore our rooms and suites, and available dates. Our selection of rooms book up quickly, so we’d recommend you book in advance of your holiday to save disappointment.
Discover all that Aberdeenshire has to offer and explore the vast beauty on our doorstep. We’ve selected two must-do activities whilst staying with us in Inverurie.
Is Inverurie in the Scottish Highlands?
Yes, Inverurie is perfectly situated just to the east of the highland to the Scottish Highlands in Aberdeenshire.
Is Inverurie worth visiting?
Yes. The quaint town of Inverurie is a popular destination amongst tourists looking for a base to explore Aberdeenshire, yet also remaining close enough to the buzz of city life. With an abundance of majestic castles and historic attractions, Inverurie is lovingly known as the “Heart of the Garioch”.
How close is your hotel to Castle Fraser?
Our gorgeous boutique hotel is only 6 miles (just over 10 minutes drive) from the enchanting Castle Fraser.
What is Aberdeenshire known for?
Aberdeenshire is known for its 165 miles of stunning coastline, quaint towns and beautiful historic attractions, including as much as 263 castles. Aberdeen itself is known for its record number of whisky distilleries, offering Scottish whisky rich in quality and history.
Iron Age fort on the summit of Mither Tap
Glen Garioch and Ardmore Distilleries nearby
Castle Fraser, Fyvie Castle and Crathes Castle nearby
Aberdeen - 15 miles
Aberdeen Art Gallery and museums
Local riverside and hill walks nearby
Free on-site car parking
Charge your electric car for free in our reserved spaces
Dogs always welcome
We pride ourselves in our ishga spa treatments