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Welcome to a secret…
Alford is a small country town, happily nestled in the Vale of Alford, skirted by the picturesque River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen. Surprisingly, given the peace and tranquility of Alford, Aberdeen, is a mere 40 minutes drive away.
Whatever your interests, you will be sure to find something here to keep you entranced. There’s hillwalking in the Cairngorms or fishing in the River Don. If you have an interest in history, we have the Alford Heritage Centre and Grampian Transport Museum, whilst natural history is well served in Haughton Country Park. For ancient history enthusiasts, there are many stone circles and Pictish symbol stones in the area. If you’re feeling energetic, why not follow the Gordon Way or take a shorter ramble along the peaks of Bennachie.
Alford has many claims to fame. The poet, Charles Murray, was born in Alford in 1864 and a bloody Civil War battle in 1645 bears our name. On a lighter note, the world famous Aberdeen Angus cattle breed originated from this area in the 19th century and no-one can fail to spot the life-sized bronze statue of Jeremy-Eric, a champion Aberdeen Angus bull, at the entrance to the town.
This website, currently under construction, aims to provide you with information embracing all aspects of life in Alford, and will be extended to include neighbouring villages and communities. If you would like tobe involved in the development of this site, please leave your details as indicated. The site is supported by Alford and Area Community Development Group which is composed of local representatives who, together with Aberdeenshire Council staff, draw up programmes of activities and oversee projects that meet local community learning, sporting and cultural needs.
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