A break isn’t quite complete without enjoying some sort of leisure pursuit. You don’t need to venture far to enjoy a great range of outdoor activities. Within the grounds of the estate, you’ll find the excellent golf and practice facilities of Meldrum House Golf Club.

Head out of the estate and you’ll discover a whole host of local activities and attractions. Meldrum House with its convenient location, makes it the perfect base to enjoy a great range of things to see and do in Aberdeenshire. Below, we’ve picked out some of the best local tourist attractions, activities and places of interest for the whole family.

at Meldrum

Fyvie Castle

Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of this 800-year-old magnificent Scottish baronial fortress.

Baxters, Fochabers

Shopping, restaurant and living museum.

Bennachie Hills

If you like walks, woodland, and glorious views, you’ll appreciate a visit to the North East of Scotland’s favourite range of hills.

Craigevar Castle

An iconic tower house, amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland.

Deans Of Huntly

Visitor centre for the North East’s famous shortbread maker.

Glen Garioch Distillery

There are daily guided tours around this 200-year-old distillery in the nearby village of Oldmeldrum.

Glenfiddich Distillery

Visit one of the last independent distilleries in Scotland, offering multilingual tours.

Haddo House

A visit to Haddo House is sure to keep you occupied all day, there’s so much to see and do.

Huntly Castle

Remarkable for its splendid architecture, the earliest stronghold on the site sheltered Robert the Bruce in the 14th century.

Lochter Activity Centre

From trout fishing and archery to treasure hunts and even sumo wrestling, there’s lots at Lochter to fill your day.

Morgan McVeigh’s

An imaginative mix of café, restaurant, food hall and country shop.