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Kintore dates back to the 12th century when its first Royal Charter was granted. The town has clearly been a popular settlement since prehistoric times. Recent archaeological excavations show Neolithic remains dating as far back as far as 5,000 years BC.
The name Kintore comes from the Gaelic, Ceann-an-torr. "Ceann" means the head, or the end, and "Torr" which means a hill. So the name signifies that the town was at the head or end of a hill.
At the heart of Kintore is the the magnificent granite Town House. Completed in 1747, it features a double staircase to the council chamber.
The sight-seeing highlights include Kinkell Church, Balbithan House, Boat of Kintore, Tuach Hill, Hallforest Castle, Turnpike Roads, the Canal and Railway.
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Kintore Town Hall
Kintore is approximately a 25 minute drive north-west from Aberdeen, when heading via A96.