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Haggis hunting season is fast approaching and our resident Ghillie says the numbers of Haggii in the woods are growing fast! Do you have what it takes to hunt the beastie? Prizes will be awarded for h

This Christmas we will be closed on 25th, 26th and 27th December 2018, reopening on Thursday 28th December 2018 at 09.30am. (We hope to close a little early on the 24th and 31st - 4pm - so our hard w

It's Haggis season... they are hiding in the woodies... can you find them? Calling All Haggis Hunters! Our very 4th annual Haggis Hunt on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of January 2017. Makes a great family day out.

Our Smokehouse has done it again, picking up another Golden hat-trick in the Great Taste Awards 2014. Our Potted Smoked Venison, Smoked Roe Saddle and Smoked Punk Pudding (black pudding loaded with B

We are so delighted to have been awarded the Food Standards Agency's "Eat Safe" Award in recognition of excellence in food hygiene standards. John was presented with our certificate at the Taste o

Everything you ever wanted to know about our coffee (but were afraid to ask!) If you ask for a coffee at Formartine's you will be served with one of our two great fair trade blends Crema - Used in

Only nine months after opening, the North-east's newest visitor attraction with eatery, food hall, woodland walks and adventure play area has been awarded ‘Scottish Champion’ in the &lsqu

We have just been awarded Gold by the The Green Tourism Business Scheme for our efforts in building  a sustainable vistior atraction...  We are the only privately operated Visitor Attra

Formartine’s near Tarves, has taken extra steps to create a state-of-the-art eco-friendly building, relying on 100 per cent renewable energy and  creating its own hot water and heat.  


Open Tue 22nd,  Wed 23rd from 11 to 4 - Closed on the 24th for a wee break,  back in the new year.... 


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Open Tue 22nd,  Wed 23rd from 11 to 4 - Closed on the 24th for a wee break,  back in the new year.... 

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Explore the great outdoors of rural Aberdeenshire with our stunning woodland walks around Haddo Trout Lake. Discover the beautiful natural scenery while enjoying a leisurely stroll on our paths, and even bring your dog to join in the fun.

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With plenty of activities to inspire young explorers of all ages, our secure children’s play area will provide hours of entertainment and lots of peace and quiet for parents and grandparents.

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