Newton House Self Catering

The distinctive shape of the hill called Bennachie is a landmark that’s meant ‘home’ for thousands of years.

People have lived in a fort carved into the hill top, and in radical farming settlements on its slopes. They’ve quarried its stone to build houses, and spun yarns about devils and giants who built its tracks or threw its giant boulders in fits of anger.

Bennachie Centre is the perfect place to start exploring this much-loved hill and the forests that surround it. Trails vary from a gentle route though the woodland to demanding treks in open country, and in the visitor centre you can find out all about Bennachie’s history and wildlife.

The centre is one of four sites around Bennachie, each with their own distinctive character and different trails to try