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.

In & Around

The Elgin Kintore Arms, was built in the Victorian era. Inverurie has the Kintore Town Hall, Port Elphinstone, Pictish Stones, Monasteries, Churches. There is also the War Memorial, which is dedicated to the knights and warriors whose courage was likened to that of the French legendary hero, Joan of Arc. As a result, the chronicles of this town frequently resonate with those of the city of Orléans in North-Central France.

In & Around

The town’s main attraction, the Elgin Kintore Arms, was built in the Victorian era. Inverurie has the Kintore Town Hall, Port Elphinstone, Pictish Stones, Monasteries, Churches, and The War Memorial, which al, which honors the knights and warriors whose courage was likened to that of France’s national hero, Joan of Arc. As a result, the chronicles of this town frequently resonate with those of the city of Orleans.

Travel Information

By Air

Direct flights to Aberdeen International Airport are available. From there, The Elgin Kintore Arms Hotel is a 15-minute drive. The Elgin Kintore Arms Hotel is 137 miles or 221 kilometres from Edinburgh International Airport. You can either travel by train or by road.  

By Road

Inverurie is well linked with most of the cities by road. Buses to Aberdeen, car park courtesy buses, and taxis all stop on the terminal forecourt of the airport. The Elgin Kintore Arms Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Aberdeen International Airport. If you choose to come from Edinburgh International Airport, it will take you 2 hours to get to the hotel.

By Rail

The railway station is two miles from the airport and easily reached by taxi. From there it’s a ten-minute train journey to Aberdeen. Daily trains to Inverness and Dyce are provided on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line. Abellio ScotRail manages all services and operations at the station, which has two platforms. An hourly service runs daily from Inverurie to Dyce, with the quickest trip time being 11 minutes.

Immigration

All visitors, except those from Scotland, must have valid passports stamped with current visas. People from some countries will need to register with the police on arrival in the UK. Ensure that your work permits, passports and visas are valid and remember to renew them when they are nearing expiration dates. In any case, contact the nearest Indian embassy or consulate in your home country before making your travel plans.

If you’re visiting for tourism or short business trips and are not British or Irish, will usually need a visa for longer visits to Scotland including coming for work or to study. You will have to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa.

If you do not need a visa, you must still meet the Standard Visitor eligibility requirements to visit the UK. You may be asked questions at the UK border about your eligibility and the activities you plan to do.

Customs

If you are connecting from an international flight to a UK flight you must clear Customs and immigration at Aberdeen. If you have goods to declare, please go to the red Customs point. You can bring in goods up to the limits below without paying UK duty and/or tax. These goods must be for your own use or intended as gifts. If you intend to sell or accept any kind of payment for the goods you bring in then this is classed as commercial use. You are allowed to bring 4 liters of spirits or strong liqueurs (over 22% ABV (Alcohol by Volume), or 9 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alcoholic beverage of less than 22% ABV. You may combine these allowances, provided that you do not exceed your total alcohol allowance. You may also bring back 42 liters of beer, and 18 liters of still wine. You may also carry 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco (including shisha tobacco) or 200 sticks of tobacco for heating. You can combine these allowances, provided that you do not exceed your total tobacco allowance.

Please note that you cannot combine your alcohol and tobacco allowances. For example: you cannot bring more alcohol back if you do not bring any tobacco.

Alcohol and tobacco allowances are only available to those aged 17 and over. This means if you are under 17 and bring back any of these goods you must pay tax and duty on the full amount.

Most travellers can bring other goods into the UK worth up to £390 (e.g. perfume and electrical goods) without paying duty and/or tax in the UK.

However, passengers travelling by private plane or boat for pleasure purposes are only entitled to an allowance of £270 worth of goods.

From most countries outside the EU, you are not allowed to bring in any meat, honey or dairy products (except infant milk or special foods required for medical reasons, also not exceeding 2kg).

Carrying goods that are banned or for which you don’t have the necessary license or permit is illegal – if you get caught smuggling, there are severe penalties including imprisonment

If you have nothing to declare and your journey begins outside the European Union (your hold baggage will have a white tag), use the green channel.

Currency

In Scotland, the unit of currency is the pound (£), which is used throughout the entire UK. All major credit cards can also be used across Scotland, with Visa and MasterCard being the most widely accepted. The denominations of Scottish banknotes include £5, £10, £20, £50, and £100. Additionally, a rare £1 note is still in use. The Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale Bank are three Scottish retail banks that produce their own notes with their own designs.

When entering or leaving Great Britain to or from any other nation, you must report any cash worth at least £10,000. Online at gov.uk, under the heading “declare cash you take into or out of the UK,” is a declaration form. You have up to 72 hours before your arrival to submit the declaration. As an alternative, you can get a form BOR 9011 from a Border Force Officer at ports with a red channel.

Aberdeen International Airport has no currency services available at the airport. They also have no ATMs that dispense currency. Visitors are advised to organize your currency before they travel.

Climate

Scotland’s climate is largely oceanic, which means it is frequently chilly, wet, and windy with somewhat lower temperatures than the rest of the UK. Scotland has frequent rain, with the west (including the Highlands) being wetter and warmer than the east as a result of the warm air brought in by the Gulf Stream.

In Aberdeen, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, extremely windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 64°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 70°F.

Dress

Prepare yourself for awe-inspiring beauty with spectacular vistas, mist-topped mountains, and a lot of sheep if you’re travelling to Scotland.

Locals don’t dress primarily for fashion; rather, they dress for the unpredictable weather, especially outside of cities. Always wear layers, and be prepared for rain by packing an umbrella, a raincoat, moisture-wicking clothing, and, at the very least, waterproof boots, regardless of the season you’re visiting.

Language

Scotland’s main language by custom and usage is English, with Gaelic, Scots, British Sign Language and minority languages making up the country’s other main language groups. Staff at the airline, railway and telecommunication counters and offices are usually fluent in English. Most direction signs usually have an English version too.