Forbes Cottage is a friendly B&B run by two friends - Beth and Annie. The house is surrounded by open countryside and the neighbours vary from horses, sheep and lambs to cows and calves.
Nearby there is the internationally renowned Grampian Transport Museum and the Alford Heritage Museum. Alford also has an 18 hole golf course, a dry ski slope (and we are only 40 minutes from The Lecht ski slopes), a swimming pool and interesting local shops and galleries. There is a large public park with an extensive children’s play area and walks through the woods and beside the river.
There is trout and salmon fishing on the river Don (permits are available locally), horse-riding lessons are available in the nearby village of Muir of Fowlis and there is pony trekking in Glen Tanar.
We are 12 miles from the Cairngorms National Park, central for the North East 250 and we are in the centre of Scotland's Castle Country (see the National trust for Scotland and Scottish Heritage websites), the nearest of these is Craigievar castle. There are also many interesting and well-preserved archaeological sites in the area, including stone circles, one with the largest recumbent stone in Europe. There are maps available to borrow during your stay.
If you wish, we are happy to advise you on places to eat, places to visit and things to do during your stay.
Amenities in the local area include: