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A short distance from the city of Aberdeen, you will find the attractive market town of Inverurie. It’s a firm favourite for those looking for a base to explore Aberdeenshire whilst remaining close to the vibrancy of city life.
Close to many majestic castles, Inverurie is lovingly known as the ‘Heart of the Garioch’ and the town itself is swamped in history.
The remains of the medieval Kinkell Church still lay here and only five miles from Inverurie you will find the battlefield of the first ever fight on Scottish soil, Mons Grampius. The site is where the Romans defeated the Picts in 84 AD. Close by you can also find an enchanting stone circle and fascinating Pictish symbol stone.
Inverurie is similarly only a short distance from popular range of hills, Bennachie. The hills, especially the Mither Tap, are not only treasured by local hillwalkers but by visitors wishing to take in the panorama of Aberdeenshire’s vast countryside.
The town is also well-known for hosting an event with a difference. The Thainstone Mart takes place here and remains one of Europe's largest livestock sales.
Head north from Aberdeen west by car via the A96. There is an available bus route operated by Stagecoach. Inverurie is also served by trains from Aberdeen and Inverness.
Nearby places include Oldmeldrum, Huntly and Kemnay.