Living at Silver Birches

Alford

Local Area

The Location

Skirted by the picturesque River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen, Alford is a small country town. The Silver Birches development is located close to all the historic town’s attractions and is just a 25 mile drive from Aberdeen. This development is designed to suit all lifestyles with woods and hills close to the River Don, a wide range of wildlife and expansive views.

Living Life

From hillwalking in the Cairngorms or fishing on the River Don, you’re sure to find something here to keep you entranced whatever your interests. If you love history, the Alford Heritage Centre, Haughton Country Park and Grampian Transport Museum offer a fantastic insight into the local heritage of the area.

Alford also boasts a dry ski slope, swimming pool and plenty of parks. Also a market town, Alford hosts a wide selection of local shops and businesses, including dry cleaners, supermarket, chemist, butcher, hairdresser and furniture store. A convenient new dental practice has also recently opened in Alford.

Aberdeen is only a short distance away, offering a wide array of national high street stores such as Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Debenhams.

Education

The area is well served by established schools, whilst Aberdeen University and the Robert Gordon University in nearby Aberdeen rank highly attracting students from home and abroad.

Travel Links

There are excellent bus services to Aberdeen (25 mile drive). Insch train station is conveniently located 12 miles away. The neighbouring town of Inverurie can be reached within a half hour drive by car. Westhill is also a half hour drive away.

Around and about

  • The neighbouring towns of Inveruire and Westhill have a wide range of shops and wonderful restaurants, delis and coffee shops, perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons or for meeting up with friends.
  • Visit the craft shops, butchers and bakers offering local produce.
  • Aberdeen – a short distance away – offers a wide array of shops, restaurants, night life and cultural venues.
  • Hillwalkers will appreciate being close to the Cairngorms. You can also follow the Gordon Way or take a shorter ramble along the peaks of Bennachie.
  • The River Don offers a picturesque venue for fishing and water sports.
  • For history lovers, the Alford Heritage Centre, Haughton Country Park and Grampian Transport Museum offer wonderful insight into local heritage. In addition, there are many stone circles and Pictish symbol stones in the area.
  • Alford has a dry ski slope, skate park, swimming pool and plenty of parks for enjoyable activities.
  • The world famous Aberdeen Angus cattle breed originated from this area in the 19th century – spot the life-sized bronze statue of Jeremy Eric, a champion Aberdeen Angus bull, at the entrance to the town.
  • Local butcher Graeme Barber makes sausages in thirty different varieties.
  • A brand new school campus incorporates a preschool, primary school and secondary school. The state of the art campus features a theatre, gym, sports hall, library and dance studio for the community to enjoy.
  • Picnic at Haughton Country Park with its picnic tales and play areas for the kids.
  • Local favourite, The Alford Bistro, is a cosy family restaurant offering breakfasts through to lunches to evening meals.
Neighbourhood Address

Silver Birches
Covenanter Way
Alford
AB33 8TW

Opening Hours
Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 5:30pm
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0845 075 8284

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