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Ellon; once the seat of the Earls of Buchan, sits on the banks of the Ythan river in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Not so much known for tourism, but is ideally situated if you want to explore Aberdeenshire, only 15 minutes from the city of Aberdeen and about 30mins from the Moray Firth coast. Ellon has two castles, the ancient one and the relatively new one, unfortunately none of these are open to the public but you can still have a peek through the gates or over the wall. Nearby we have Haddo House which is run by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public and well worth a visit. Also nearby are the 'Pitmedden Gardens' also owned by the National Trust for Scotland so these too are open to the public. There is a third castle near Ellon and that is Esselmont Castle which is now a ruin, you can see it quite easily because it stands at the side of the road to Udny. The Ythan river meanders eastwards to the sea and does so at Newburgh about 10 minutes from Ellon and here you can explore the wonderful 'Sands of Forvie' reknown for the bird sanctuary and the ancient kirk.
July 30, 2006 change by bardofthebroch