Ellon is located approximately 16 miles North of Aberdeen and is a great town for commuting to Aberdeen or the suburbs. It is definitely one of the more quieter villages to live in with lots of leisure activities and a selection of local shops. Ellon has 3 primary schools making it an ideal area for families. There are also nearby beaches in Newburgh and Balmedie.
What to expect
Ellon offers excellent transport links, a new school, friendly cafes, good variety of shops for everyday needs, local pubs and a choice of restaurants.
There are many lovely country walks on offer, including the Buchan Way as well as great beach walks.
What not to expect
Ellon is a quiet town so do not expect a busy nightlife.
You'll fall in love with
Quaint shops like Willow Cottage and Myriad, and nice places nearby for walks and activities e.g. Haddo House and Formartines.
Great places to go
Eat: Formartines (Tarves), Eat on the Green (Udny), New Inn (Ellon)
Drink: Brewdog, New Inn, The Buchan Hotel, The Tollbooth
Shop: Willow Cottage, Myriad, Tesco, Aldi
Play: Haddo House, Gordon Park
Sweat: New Community Centre, Victoria Hall
Groom: Red2, Therapy Room, Cinnamon
Indulge: Ythan Bakery, Delicious, Symposium, Fish Shop, Chocolate Shop
There are regular buses to the City Centre of Aberdeen and also a Park & Ride. Buses are also available to go further North to Mintlaw and Peterhead.
The River Ythan is right on your doorstep, a perfect place for a walk.