Activities & entertainment

The Dunavon is situated in the heart of Dyce approximately 6 miles from Aberdeen city centre, and just over 1 mile from P&J Live

The hotel is an ideal base for a range of activities, and we will be delighted to assist you with bookings or information


P&J Live is the largest event complex in the North of Scotland, boasting world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe.

Recent events include Michael Buble, Lewis Capaldi, Stereophonics, as well as providing the venue for Offshore Europe 2019.


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

Newmachar Golf Club is 5 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The Hawkshill course is a challenging inland course which has hosted a number of professional events, and is complemented by the 18 hole Swailend course, and a state-of-the-art driving range.

Trump International is a fabulous example of a links course. With stunning views and a modern clubhouse this is one of the most prestigious courses in Scotland. Only 15 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. Only 15 minutes from The Dunavon.

Cruden Bay is slightly further north on the coast [website] 30 minutes from The Dunavon


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 log onto or


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 or call 01224 722483.

Night vision and thermal imaging available, tel: 07799336205


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

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 and make the most of your stay at The Dunavon.


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

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


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