AB51 0US - Kintore
Kintore (; Gaelic: Ceann Tu00f2rr) is a town and former royal burgh near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, now bypassed by the A96 road between Aberdeen and Inverness. It is situated on the banks of the River Don. Its Town House dates from 1747.
The name Kintore comes from the Gaelic, Ceann Tu00f2rr. Ceann means the head, or the end, and Tu00f2rr means a round hill. So the name signifies that the town was at the head or end of a round hill. This probably refers to Tuach Hill to the south of the town.
Established in the ninth century AD as a royal burgh, Kintore had its royal charter renewed by King James IV in 1506. But the area has clearly been a popular settlement since prehistoric times. Recent archaeological excavations show Neolithic finds dating to at least 5000 BC.
Nearby are the remains of Hallforest Castle, former stronghold of the Earls of Kintore.
Kintore is said to be the fastest growing town in Aberdeenshire in percentage terms. The population in the 2001 census was 1696. By 2001 Aberdeenshire Council's figures gave the population as 2170, with a predicted 2521 in 2006. The 2011 census recorded the population of Kintore at 4,476." 
Situated in local authority East Garioch , Kintore is classed as . Nearest towns are Inverurie (4 miles away), Westhill (6 miles away), Peterculter (10 miles away), with the capital city, Edinburgh being 95 miles away.
Along with its north-western neighbour Moray, Aberdeenshire has been one of the most fertile farming regions in the highlands since the medieval era and consequently offers up a landscape littered with stunning castles as well as hundreds of impressive Neolithic and stone age archaeological sites.
To this day the landscape is populated by thousands of beautiful Aberdeen Angus beef cattle. Aberdeenshire represents the highlands of Scotland at their very best.
The bustling and vibrant main city of Aberdeen, its architecture spectacularly sculpted from granite, symbolises the epicentre of Scotland's industrial past and offers visitors not only hundreds of museums and exhibitions exploring this industrial heritage, but also a thriving and metropolitan city with a young and exciting arts scene, thousands of hip bars and restaurants and many more sporting and cultural attractions.
More important though is the backdrop to this beautiful city - sat 'between the Don and the Dee' - Aberdeen's two rivers that frame the city centre. Moving out from the River Spey and the whiskey distilleries that line its shores to the landscape that encircles Aberdeen (known as 'Scotland's Larder' for its abundance of wildlife and fertile soil) and further still to Cairngorm National Park, this is truly a heart-stopping landscape.
Should further excitement be needed, Cairngorm National Park offers everything from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking, mountain biking, fishing and shooting. In addition there are hundreds of picturesque and challenging golf courses.
Aberdeenshire offers everything from city breaks and boutique shopping in the West End district of Aberdeen city centre to country retreats, tours of stately homes and gardens, and from summer walks to ski holidays, whiskey tasting to adrenaline sports.
Where is it?Location
ONS GSS ID
Kintore and Blackburn
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