Visit Oldmeldrum and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire. This burgh was created in 1672. It has an old square dominated by the Town Hall, with tower and clock. A number of old houses still stand.
The nearby Barra Castle stands to the West of Barra Hill, close to the site of Bruce's decisive victory over the Comyns in 1307. Nowadays it is the home of a branch of the ancient family of Irvine of Drum, connected by marriage with the former lairds, the Ramsays of Barra and Straloch. Turrets carried up from the foundations, sparse use of corbelling, and simplicity of contour make a very impressive building. It was the Ramsays who in 1755 added the “New Wing”, restored by a grant from the Ministry of Public Building and Works in 1956. The buildings now form three sides of a courtyard; the fourth side is a wall surmounted by three decorative stone vases. This wall existed before 1755. The ancient vaulted kitchen is still in use but contains modern equipment.
Just North is Meldrum House, now a hotel. The oldest part has massive stone vaulting of the 13th century. The central portion, with its elegant external stone stairway, dates from the 17th century, while the rest of the building dates from the early 19th century.
Oldmeldrum stands on a westward-facing slope giving fine views across the farmlands of the Garioch towards Bennachie.
Nearby towns: Ellon, Inverurie, Insch, Kintore, Turriff
Nearby villages: Auchnagatt, Balmedie, Belhelvie, Blackburn, Blackford, Chapel of Garioch, Colpy, Craigdam, Craigearn, Daviot, Denmore, Denmore, Dyce, Dyce, Elrick House, Fingask, Fyvie, Hatton of Fintray, Inkhorn, Kemnay, Kinmuck, Kirktown of Auchterless, Kirktown of Bourtie, Kirktown of Slains, Meikle Wartle, Methlick, Monymusk, Newburgh, Newmachar, Old Rayne, Oyne, Pitcaple, Pitfichie, Pitmedden, Pittodrie, Pittrichie, Port Elphinstone, Rothienorman, Tarves, Thainstone, Tifty, Tillery, Ythsie
Have you decided to visit Oldmeldrum or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Oldmeldrum bed and breakfast (a Oldmeldrum B&B or Oldmeldrum b and b)
- a Oldmeldrum guesthouse
- a Oldmeldrum hotel (or motel)
- a Oldmeldrum self-catering establishment, or
- other Oldmeldrum accommodation