Malt Whisky Trail sign Huntly Castle Leith Hall

The Area

Woodside Steading can be found in the village of Kennethmont, home to the Ardmore Distillery near the charming market town of Huntly. The town provides a great base for discovering the many attractions of the area.

Speyside Whisky Trail

Huntly is located close to the popular Speyside whisky trail. No trip to Aberdeen would be complete without a ‘wee dram’!

Huntly Castle

One of the area’s most popular attractions is the ruins of Huntly Castle. Historically the luxurious residence of one of the most significant Catholic families in Scotland, the Earls of Huntly, it has provided shelter to Robert the Bruce, Mary of Guise and many others.
Huntly Castle

Leith Hall

A short walk brings you to our neighbouring property, the stunning Leith Hall. The 1650 country house run by National Trust is set in a beautiful 286-acre estate. The attractive gardens contain flowering trees, roses, fruit and vegetables, perfect for a picturesque stroll!
Leith Hall

North East Falconry Centre (closed November to March)

A variety of beautiful birds of prey can be seen at the North East Falconry Centre. The Centre runs demonstrations throughout the season and tuition for those who want to learn more.

Tap O’Noth, Rhynie

For a stimulating highland hike head to Tap O’Noth, the site of the second highest historic hillfort in Scotland. Impressive iron-age remains and stunning views of rural Aberdeenshire are your reward for the ascent!
Tap O’Noth