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In its far south, Laurencekirk can be found in Aberdeenshire. South of Stonehaven, the small town is visited by people from across the world.
The historic settlement was once known as ‘Conveth’ and is known as a talking point in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel Sunset Song.
It’s most famous landmark is the Johnston Tower. Sitting on the Garvock Hill the tower was constructed in 1812 with materials left over from the building of a nearby mansion house.
This rural part of Aberdeenshire is home to Auchenblae Golf Course which serves views over the Drumtochty Glen. There’s every chance to sample our water of life too at nearby Fettercairn Distillery.
Balmakewan, found in the lowlands of Glen Esk nearby to Laurencekirk, is a 1600’s mansion house and farm. In its picturesque natural surroundings it has its own tea room, farm shop and even a beer festival!