Things to do

The Dunavon is situated in the heart of Dyce approximately 5 miles outside of Aberdeen city centre. It makes it an ideal base for plenty of activities.  We would be delighted to assist you during your stay so please ask us for more information.  

 

GOLF

The Dunavon is the perfect location to access some of the best golf courses in the North East and Scotland.  With over 70 courses to choose from in the region you’ll be spoilt for choice.

5 minutes from The Dunavon is Newmachar Golf Course where you can choose from 2 different courses as well as a fantastic driving range and a short-game practice area.

Trump International  is a fabulous example of a Links course.  With stunning views and a brand new clubhouse this is one of the most prestigious courses in Scotland.  Only 20 minutes from The Dunavon.

Royal Aberdeen is world famous and hosted the Scottish Open in 2014.  One of the oldest golf courses in Scotland it was founded in 1780 and is a great test of golf. 15 minutes from The Dunavon

Murcar Golf Club is another fantastic Links course with beautiful views out to sea.  This course was established in 1909 and designed by Archie Simpson.  It hosted the PGA Paul Lawrie Invitational this year.  Only 15 minutes from The Dunavon.

FISHING

Some of the best fishing in the world is in Aberdeenshire. 

The River Don is famous for trout fishing and many of the Beats are only 15 minutes from The Dunavon.

The River Dee is one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers and is about 30 minutes from The Dunavon.

For more information on fishing locally and available Beats with prices for either the River Don or Dee simply logo onto www.fishdon.co.uk or www.fishdee.co.uk

SHOOTING

Grouse shooting and deer stalking are a huge hit in Aberdeenshire where there is a wealth of sporting estates and woodland.

For more information on driven or walked-shooting that can be tailored to what you are looking for simply email us on info@thedunavon.com or call 01224 722483.

Night vision and thermal imaging available Barrabob@outlook.com Tel 07799336205

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

We are ideally situated for getting to concerts at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, literally 10 minutes from The Dunavon.  For a full list of up and coming concerts and events simply log onto www.aecc.co.uk.

There is a wealth of activity going on in Aberdeenshire throughout the year.  From music and drama to art exhibitions, sporting events, Highland Games and Festivals simply log onto www.visitaberdeen.com and make the most of your stay at The Dunavon.

CASTLES

There are several National Trust properties that we would recommend worth visiting.  Closest to The Dunavon is Castle Fraser, one of the grandest Scottish baronial tower houses and built in 1575.  Other castles worth wandering around in Aberdeenshire include Crathes, Craigievar, Drum and Fyvie.  Simply log onto www.nts.org.uk

Kildrummy Castle is open April to October.  This 13th century stone courtyard castle was modelled on the Chateau de Coucy in Lyons, France.  Although a ruin, it is well worth a visit with a restaurant and beautiful gardens.  The gardens have a unique collection of alpines and shrubs in a landscaped setting, boasts plenty of walks, a children’s play area and plants for sale.  For more information log onto www.historic-scotland.gov.uk