COVID-19 Advisory

The Elgin Kintore Arms, Inverurie is currently closed for renovation and refurbishments. The reopening date will be finalised once the extent of work to be done is ascertained. We look forward to welcoming you back to a more luxurious stay when we reopen and thank you for your patience and support.

Tourist Recreation

Situated at an altitude of 6,000 ft in the Himalayas, Elgin presents a picture of breath-taking natural beauty, with spectacular views of mountain ranges and panoramic valleys. The hotel is in the heart of Darjeeling town and is a perfect base to explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the region and embark on your adventures.

Fill your senses with the scent of the earth as you trek through mountain trails. Thrill to the rush of water as you raft over the surging River Teesta. Ride with the wind on a mountain bicycle, through picturesque paths that take you on a journey of discovery. On the other hand you could just enjoy the spirit of the mountains within the exclusive environs of the hotel garden. Indulge in the exclusive Elgin Spa.

Whether you are in quest of adventure or an easy-paced vacation, the Elgin promises a holiday full of surprises and unforgettable memories.

Tourist Recreation

The Elgin Kintore Arms is the heartthrob of the town and dates back to the Victorian Era. To commemorate Scottish soil, Inverurie consists of the Kintore Town Hall, Port Elphinstone, Pictish Stones, Monasteries and Churches and The War Memorial, which is dedicated to the knights and soldiers whose spirits were compared to the heroine of France, Joan of Arc. Therefore, the chronicles of this town often vibe with the history of Orleans city.

The undiscovered medieval town, Inverurie, lies in a strategic topography that has seen more conflicts than any other area of Scotland. At first, the town might appear as a business hub, but it is a rich heritage spot. The Elgin greets you with a warm furnace, a tartan shawl and a glass of Scottish Scotch, blooming in the mid of Inverurie. The vintage residence dates back to Victorian Era charming it by a Scottish pub, teak furniture, candle lit dine-in and a sizzling fireside

Whether you are in quest of adventure or an easy-paced vacation, the Elgin promises a holiday full of surprises and unforgettable memories.


The majestic mountain range known as Bennachie dominates Scotland’s skyline. Bennachie is the ideal belt for hiking to begin your adventure. Elgin is 12 miles from the range. From the hotel, one may take an almost 30-minute taxi ride. There are several routes to go to the summit, but the arduous Timeline Trail from the Bennachie Visitor Center is the quickest. An ancient trackway is followed by a well-traveled route from the Rowantree parking lot, and a longer trail that passes through an old quarry is available from Back O’Bennachie. From Donview, you may ascend Millstone Hill, a distant top with a lesser-known peak, and continue to the Mither Tap for a truly extensive day trip. Try the Gordon Way, an 11 12 mile (18.5 km) walk through farms, woodlands, and moorland that begins (or finishes) at Bennachie Visitor Center, for extra adventure.

The ideal spot to begin exploring this beloved hill and the woodlands that surround it is at the Bennachie Visitor Center. The visitor centre has information about Bennachie’s history and animals, and the trails range from easy strolls through the woods to strenuous hikes in open terrain.

Bennachie is home to a wide variety of animals, such as the endearing red squirrel and other bird species. Visit our brand-new wildlife viewing area next to the Bennachie Visitor Center to observe these amazing woodland creatures.


From Elgin, the Gothic Balmoral Castle is 46 miles away.

The British Royal Family’s Scottish residence is called Balmoral, and in 2021, the grounds, gardens, and exhibitions were all available to the public every day from April 1 through August 2.

Parking, access to the formal and vegetable gardens, the displays in the stable area, and the Ballroom, the biggest chamber in the Castle, are all included in the admission price.

The only area of the Castle that could be visited is the Ballroom Exhibition. Please be aware that certain areas of the castle are Her Majesty the Queen’s private spaces and are not accessible to the general public.

The formal and production gardens, as well as several other exhibits housed in the stable building, are all covered by an audio tour that is included in the entry charge.

Along with translations into Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, this trip is also accessible in English.

Additionally, you may take advantage of the waymarked trails and stop by our roomy café, restaurant, and gift stores, which stock a broad selection of Balmoral trinkets.