Aberdeenshire

Ideally located just a short drive from Aberdeen International Airport and the vibrant city centre, MacLeod House & Lodge is ideally situated for visitors, business travellers and golfers. With easy connects to Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Paris and beyond, there is a wide variety of travel options available for international visitors.

On-site you will find one of the world's finest golf courses - Trump International Golf Links - and the estate is flanked by two other esteemed golf courses, Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen. This is an ideal base to explore the exceptional links golf in the North of Scotland and is a short journey to Trump Turnberry, St Andrews and other iconic sites.

Aberdeen and the surrounding areas are abundant with wonderful activities – from cultural tours to thrill-seeking leisure activities and we would be delighted to assist with organising off-site activities for guests. From its legendary mountains and glens to its famed Scotch whisky distilleries, Royal estates, castles, fishing and much more, the region abounds with history, culture and world-renowned attractions to explore.

Activities include – but are not limited to – the following:
  • Horse-riding
  • Hunting and shooting
  • Fishing
  • City Tours
  • Mountain exploration
  • Skiing
  • Castles and Cultural Tours
  • Whisky Distilleries
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Beaches
  • Wildlife and bird spotting
  • Royal Deeside


Aberdeen City

The city of Aberdeen has a history dating back almost 8,000 years and whilst it is known around the world as the ‘Oil and Gas capital of Europe’ there is so much more to discover in this exciting and vibrant city. Located against the dramatic backdrop of the North Sea, Aberdeen’s maritime history is extensive with one of the world’s oldest harbours as well as the quaint traditional fishing village of Footdee (pronounced Fittee) which still retains much of the character of Aberdeen’s nautical heritage.

Take a trip out of the harbour and go dolphin watching! Dolphins are regularly spotted dancing in the bows of the ships coming and going as well as puffins and other sea birds. Aberdeen has a thriving cultural scene with regular festivals and a number of galleries and museums to explore. Live music can be found in a variety of venues from the smallest of pubs and clubs to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre which hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment.

With the very best of Scotland’s larder found in Aberdeenshire, the food and drink scene in Aberdeen is without comparison. The finest of seafood, the best Aberdeen Angus beef and a plethora of independent cafes, restaurants and bars all serving local produce with creativity and innovation.