Bridge of Alford, Alford AB33 8QJ
Situated in the idyllic countryside location at the Bridge of Alford on the banks of the River Don, The Forbes Arms Hotel has undergone a full and extensive refurbishment internally and externally following the acquisition by the family run, local business Morrison Campbell Estates Ltd. Dating back to the first half of the 19th century the C-listed building has been modernised to the highest standards whilst still respecting the historic beauty of its period architecture and beautiful granite facade. There are also gardens, plus fishing rights access.
George Alpine (Clerk to the Board). The River Don Trust, Old Estate Office Cluny Castle, Sauchen AB51 7RT
The Don District Salmon Fishery Board is the statutory body tasked with protecting and enhancing stocks of salmon and sea trout across the district.
Due to Alford's relatively isolated location and its extensive catchment area, the village boasts a wide array of services, including a single bank, a butcher shop, a supermarket, two garages, a bakery, and a diverse range of other shops. Furthermore, it offers recreational amenities such as a dry ski slope, a swimming pool, and a public library. Alford is home to several popular visitor attractions, including the Alford Valley Railway, the Grampian Transport Museum, the Alford Heritage Centre, and Craigievar Castle. Additionally, the area offers convenient access to various other archaeological sites, stone circles, and castles, such as Balfluig Castle, Castle Fraser, and Drum Castle, thanks to its favorable road connections. Haughton Country Park, situated in Alford, is a sizable and well-liked green space featuring a caravan park and woodland trails. Furthermore, the attractive and pleasant Alford Golf Club offers an 18-hole course with a substantial local membership..