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.

History

The Elgin Kintore Arms is a heritage inn built since 1855 by a Scottish architect William Ramage. The building was originally consisted of 2 floors, an attic having 7-windows and a Doric column porch. The interior is harled with granite, Teakwood furniture, canted dormers and glazed windows. It was previously owned by a London-based hotel company. The hotel has been recently acquired by the Elgin Hotels, Scotland.

Kintore is a town located the north west of Aberdeen and south east to Inverurie. Amongst these attractive grey stone buildings, Kintore Arms is the heart of the collection. The Romans settled in Kintore since bronze age. The hotel architecture style has some traces of their time. A Gothic styled gateway defines the Elgin Kintore Arms as a heritage live-in.

Inverurie over the Years

Inverurie is a hidden gem located in the valley of River Don of Aberdeen Shire. It stands as a gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The place is famous for its large number of castles, the Bennachie range and scotch whiskey known across the globe.

Inverurie is an open journal of the civil war which was fought in 1308. The civil war is popular in the Scottish history books as ‘Battle of Inverurie’ or ‘Battle of Barra’. Robert Bruce was the King of Scotland then. The war was fought against the English and their occupation which was spreading like a forest fire. He knocked out the English from Argyllshire and Aberdeenshire. He volunteered to cure the illness, poverty and destruction which was caused due to war for the English soldiers as well. This war was seen as ‘The Lightning War’ of Scotland. Gradually the king knocked out his domestic enemies and expanded his kingdom to the Barra hill, low lying range of Bennachie. Between Barra Hill and the marshy areas of the Lochter Burn, a fierce battle was fought between the King and Buchans. The hill acted as an advantage to the king’s camp. The knights, the feudal levies, the soldiers and the king celebrated their victory in the marshland Aberdeenshire. Thus, Inverurie war memorial is a dedicated place for the martyrs and is a tourist attracted place where people come to cherish the unsung heroes of Scotland.

The major aspect of Inverurie is whiskey, the world-famous scotch whiskey. It’s a perfect spot to chill out for whiskey lovers. The famous Inverurie Whiskey Shop retails a wide range of whiskey collection having over 350 kinds of whiskey, Scottish rum, wines and special editions of bourbon.

One of the top things that attracts tourists every year is the castle ruins hunting. Having the architectural style of Victorian era, Wardhill Castle and Cluny Castle are stunning examples. One can know more about the Lairds who were the lords the owned large tracts of lands in Scotland. From their top tower, the panoramic views are breath-taking and you can see Bennachie range clearly. Bennachie is the striking mountain range that dominates the skyline of Scotland. To start your expedition journey, Bennachie is a perfect belt for trekking. Another striking feature is the East Aquhorthies Stone Circle that has a remarkable Pictish symbol stone called the Brandesbutt Stone. The Gaorich Heritage Centre beholds deep history of the railway works of Scotland over the centuries. Apart from these, the legendary ‘Maiden Stone’, Loan head of Daviot Stone Circle, Distilleries, Mons Grampius, Kinkell Church are landmarks that charms every visitor of Inverurie.