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Things to do Beyond the estate


Hikers welcome! The castle grounds lead directly onto the mountain trails. No roads to be crossed. Bring your boots.


This is whisky country. Several local distilleries have tours of their facilities including world famous Glenfiddich and Chivas.


If the closer options are too tame, this mountain range is just on the doorstep. Skiing and climbing  are within range.


There is complimentary golf for castle guests at Insch Golf Club. Players wishing for a challenge should consider Murcar Links Golf Club.


The King's Scottish home can be viewed by appointment at certain times of the year. Please check before visiting.


The spectacular ruins of this country's frequently confrontational past are scattered across the landscape.

Highland Games

Staying with us in August? Make time for the Lonach Games.  Marvel at the caber toss. Discover your family roots.

Local Flavour

The home of Aberdeen Angus has a fine selection of restaurants as well as stately homes offering afternoon tea.

Information on other activities is available upon request or in the selection of brochures kept in the castle. Please go to for more information.

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