Alford is a small country town happily nestled in rural Aberdeenshire with a peaceful and tranquil feel to it.
Skirted by the beautiful River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen, the area is a great place to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Two museums, a narrow gauge railway and a huge country park area are to be found there with walks galore, a historic battlefield, a golf course and a fantastic caravan and camping site.
Alford Heritage Centre is an extraordinary collection of objects, book and images housed in the old auction mart while Grampian Transport Museum is a treasure house of transport history displaying working exhibits and DVD presentations illustrating the history of travel and transport in the North East Scotland.
Attractions near Alford include Haughton and Murray Country Park, Alford Valley Narrow Gauge Railway and number of magnificent castles in the area such as the ruins of Kildrummy Castle, Craigievar Castle and Castle Fraser with its impressive gardens.