Aberdeenshire Holiday

Situated in the heart of some of Aberdeenshire’s prettiest countryside, Fordyce lies only a mile and a half from the Aberdeenshire Coast.

This area plays host to many attractions and during your holiday you will have easy access to the Castle Trail, the malt whisky trail,picturesque countryside and wonderful beaches.

Within a thirty mile radius of Academy House there are many interesting places to visit, such as some of the world’s most famous distilleries, world class golf courses, iconic castles, and some of the most picturesque countryside and beaches to be found anywhere.

Once known as the ‘Eton of the North’, Fordyce was regarded as one of the most important and significant educational centres in Scotland; indeed Aberdeen University regarded it as its most important feeder of the times.

One recently rediscovered fact is that Fordyce Academy played a vital part in the establishment of association football in Scotland, with three alumni of the famous school being instrumental in the founding of Queens Park Football Club.

Fordyce today is an extremely well kept village, with great care being taken by the local population to keep the village as attractive as possible.
Fordyce boasts the ‘Joiners Workshop’, which shows off traditional woodworking skills in action and the adjacent museum which is open to the public.
Within a mile and a half of the village lies Sandend Beach and the historic Glenglassaugh Distillery; both of which provide excellent sightseeing opportunities.

Holiday Highlights

Superior rooms
Luxury self catering holiday house in fordyce aberdeenshire

Superior rooms with elegant furnishing, Academy House provides all of the services and facilities you would expect of a luxury B&B...more

Special Breakssandend beach aberdeenshire

The Aberdeenshire Coast is host to many attractions. These include easy access to the malt whisky trail, the Castle Trail, beautiful beaches, wonderful countryside...more


Dinner is an optional extra at Academy House and there are also a number of excellent alternatives for dining in the local area. These include The Galley restaurant in Whitehills ...more

ShoppingSt giles Shopping Centre Elgin

There are many shopping opportunities to be had. Whether your preference is for antiques, collectibles, clothing, food, or for refreshments of a decidedly stronger variety...more

Golf Breaksduff house golf course banff

The Aberdeenshire and Moray Coast – one of the greatest, yet undiscovered, stretches of golf courses in the world. Our luxury B&B provides the perfect destination for your golf holiday.more

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