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.
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 challenge at renowned names like Royal Aberdeen and Trump International, as well as local 18-hole courses. Exclusive rates for Thainstone guests are available at Inverurie, Kintore and Kemnay Golf Clubs.
The area offers some of the best loch and river fishing as well as the option of sea angling for those keen to cast their hook.
Those who are looking to experience the historic practice of deerstalking on Aberdeenshire estates have plenty of choice.
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.
P&J Live, the exhibition centre is located on the west side of the city, next to Aberdeen Airport and en-route to Thainstone House which is a short drive away.
Aberdeen Art Gallery has undergone a recent transformation to enhance its collections, while the Aberdeen Maritime Museum celebrates the city’s long relationship with the sea.
A finde example of 16th century architecture, Provost Skene's House houses an attractive collection of rooms, furnished to show how people lived from the 17th to early 19th centuries. The house is named after one of Aberdeen's most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene. The museum also now houses an unusual series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery and displays of period dress in the Costume Gallery.
19 castles, stately homes and ruins sit on Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail.
Castle Fraser is an imposing castle dating from the 15th century. Secret staircases lead to panoramic views of the surrounding parkland estate and the castle houses Fraser family portraits, even including one by the famed artist Raeburn. With woodland and farmland giving views of the local hills, there are marked walks and a walled garden to explore.
Nearby Fyvie Castle is an 800-year-old Scottish Baronial fortress, now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.
Miles of sandy beaches and rugged coasts with castles perched ominously on cliff edges are within easy reach of Thainstone House. The Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail offers a good way to see the coast, though walking all 165 miles may take a while. Aberdeen is the biggest city in the north east and finds its roots in the fishing industry, as do many of the smaller villages and towns that are dotted along the North Sea coast.
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.
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
Our heated indoor pool has views across the Moray Firth
We pride ourselves in our ishga spa treatments