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Methlick Bridge, the cast-iron span erected in 1844 and refurbished in 2003

Methlick (Gaelic: Maothulach) is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland, situated on the River Ythan 20 miles (33 km) north of Aberdeen. Its main attraction is Haddo House.

Get in[edit]

The village is at the junction of B9005 from Ellon to Fyvie and B9170 from Inverurie to New Deer.

Stagecoach North Scotland Bus 290 / 291 runs from Aberdeen Union Square via Udny to Methlick, M-Sat every couple of hours, four buses Sunday, 75 mins. A few of these continue, as Bus 292 to Ellon or as Bus 293 to Fyvie.

Get around[edit]

You need a car or bike.


  • 1 Haddo House (Two miles south-east of Methlick.). Mid-Apr Mid-Oct Fri-Mon, Jul & Aug daily. a stately home and arts venue with theatre and concert hall. £10.50. Haddo House (Q5637682) on Wikidata Haddo House on Wikipedia
  • 2 [dead link] Gight Castle (lies 4.3 km (2.7 mi) to the west.). Ancestral home of Lord Byron. Gight (Q5560293) on Wikidata Gight on Wikipedia
  • 3 Tolquhon Castle, Tarves, AB41 7LP, +44 1651 851 286. Apr - Sep: daily 9.30am to 5.30pm. Ruins of a castle built between 1584 and 1589. £4.50. Tolquhon Castle (Q2448015) on Wikidata Tolquhon Castle on Wikipedia



  • 1 Tolquhon Gallery. Mar - Dec Fri-Tue 11am - 5pm (opens 2pm on Sun). Commercial art gallery




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