• Opening Times

Dining & Accomodation

The Buchan area has a range of fantastic cafes, restaurants, hotels and self-catering accommodation. For further details follow the website links.



Saplinbrae House Hotel

Saplinbrae is a family run country house hotel. Situated in the heart of the Buchan countryside the hotel is perfectly placed for holidays or business trips. The hotel offers top class accommodation at reasonable rates and provide quality food in their restaurants.

Buchan Braes Hotel

Located in the village of Boddam, a five minute drive from Peterhead Town Centre, Buchan Braes Hotel is a contemporary stylish 4 star hotel decorated to the highest standard. Guests walking into the Reception area will be greeted with the open plan restaurant and lounge. Boasting 44 en-suite bedrooms, 3 suites and a ballroom and only 45 minute drive from Aberdeen City Centre, this hotel the perfect place to stay when visiting the North East of Scotland.

Waterside Inn

Located on Scotland’s stunning north east coast, the Waterside Inn is a purpose built hotel set in extensive gardens on the banks of the estuary of the River Ugie. With 105 en-suite bedrooms and suites, and extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the hotel makes a perfect venue for any occasion. Our on-site spa and Leisure Club, with swimming pool, sauna and steam room ensures you get the opportunity to relax during your stay, whilst our gym equipped with an array of cardiovascular and resistance equipment will help keep you fit.

Country Park Inn

The Country Park Inn is ideally situated less than a mile away from Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. It functions as a hotel, restaurant and function hall. It has an extensive bar, lounge menus, children’s menu, en suite bedrooms and family rooms. The function suite can be used for conferences and weddings.

Travelodge, Peterhead

If you’re looking for accommodation near Peterhead, Travelodge have a variety of hotel options nearby that are budget-friendly and great to choose from to explore the town and surrounding areas within Aberdeenshire.


Café at Aden

Located in the courtyard area, next to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, a warm welcome awaits you at the recently refurbished Café at Aden. With the unique backdrop of Aden. The café serves hot drinks, cakes and refreshments.

Simpsons Garden Centre

Simpsons Garden Centre is the largest Gifts and Garden Centre in the North East of Scotland. Nestling in the Buchan village of Mintlaw, less than a mile from Aden Country Park, a visit to Simpsons- renowned for its quality products and service – is an absolute must.

The Old Mart Café

Old Mart Cafe is located inside the Community Service Centre and is ideal for a lunchtime sandwich or snack.

The café provides a range of fresh and delicious hot food, cold snacks, drinks and desserts. Our focus is to provide ethically produced food and drink and we use organic ingredients wherever possible.

Self Catering

Aden Caravan and Camping

The award-winning Aden Caravan and Camping Site is situated in the heart of the Buchan countryside, in the village of Mintlaw, the four-star award-winning Aden Caravan & Camping Park lies within the grounds of the beautiful 230 acre Aden Country Park.

Aden Caravan and Camping boasts a beautiful park setting, with a delightful blend of trees and shrubs across the well-managed, landscaped site adding an air of tranquillity throughout the season. From the Cherry blossom in the spring and the Laburnum flowers in the early summer, the park is the perfect place to unwind. The site has 21 touring pitches, all with electric hook-up included in the price, and 10 camping pitches. The facilities block has ample toilets and showers, and there is a laundry room with washing machines and tumble driers. The reception offers a small shop for ice creams, and a range of gas bottles.
As well as the popular touring facilities, the site also offers a number of other camping opportunities. From the luxury of the wheelchair friendly Static Caravan, to cosy Glamping Pods.

Bed and Breakfast

Aden House

Aden House is situated within the lovely village of Old Deer, just outside the entrance to Aden Country Park. The guest house is ideal for a relaxing break with your family and dog.