The small town of Westhill is the perfect base if you’re looking to live close by the bustling city of Aberdeen, yet within a stone’s throw of the magical Scottish countryside. Situated just 8 miles from the Granite City, Westhill benefits from a variety of shops, restaurants and hotels, plus offers easy access into Aberdeen – just half an hour’s drive.
Schools are no problem either as there are three local primary schools in the town, a highly rated secondary school, plus a selection of private schools in the nearby city. The leisure opportunities locally are almost endless. The 18 hole Westhill golf course, with stunning views out towards Deeside, is literally on your doorstep, and caters well for both adults and youngsters. Playing fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts and bowling are all available locally, and heading west you are quickly into the magnificent Deeside countryside, where opportunities abound for fishing, walking, climbing and cycling, and in just 90 minutes you’re in the ski resort of Glenshee.
For those fascinated by history there’s plenty to see. Aberdeenshire boasts more than 300 castles, stately homes and ruins, plus as you’d expect from an area which has made its fortune from the sea, the region is rich in maritime history. You’re just 20 minutes away from the spectacular Drum Castle and the start of the historic Victorian Heritage Trail, so there’s definitely plenty to see and plenty to do.