Sir Arthur Grant Outdoor Centre, Dalbraidie, Nr Monymusk, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. AB51 7JA

Call Rachel Boal on 01467 532922 or 07899 101000

  • Artists impression of the exterior of the Centre taken from the bottom of the garden
  • Artists impression of kitchen and dining area
  • Artists impression of the new activity hall
  • Craigievar castle
  • View looking down on river, meadows and trees
  • Mither Tap hill in the distance with a feidl of bright yellow oilseed rape in the foreground
  • Flat stones in the river
  • Snowy view across fields, woods to hills beyond

Group accommodation close to the Cairngorms

The Sir Arthur Grant Outdoor Centre has just undergone an extensive refurbishment program. Reopening in May 2024 it will provide modern & comfortable accommodation for schools, clubs & other groups including family and friends get-togethers. Max group size 34

Situated 2 miles outside the village of Monymusk, it is also close to Bennachie and the River Don. For mountain bikers and cyclists, the Pitfichie mountain bike trails and the Tarland Trails are also near by. The Centre makes a perfect base for exploring the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside and the Cairngorms National Park..

The Centre sits in extensive grounds with neighbouring woodland and has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It sleeps groups of up to 34 in 2 x 14 bed dorms, 2 twin rooms and 2 fully accessible singles. The fully equipped self catering kitchen, lounge and dining areas are spacious and there is also large activity room suitable for all kinds of activities including training courses, arts and crafts, table tennis and environmental activities.

A range of outdoor activities can be booked if required. For schools, all inclusive activity residentials can be organised. These will include local transport, catering and activity instruction, and will provide a wide range of exciting outdoor sports and environmental education opportunities.

BYO bedding & towels or hire. On site laundry and drying room facilities. Full WiFi.
Reopening in May 2024 after extensive refurbishment, the Sir Arthur Grant Outdoor Centre will provide modern & comfortable accommodation for schools, clubs & other groups (max group size 34) including family & friends get-togethers. Situated in extensive grounds & woodland in rural Aberdeenshire, outdoor activities and catering can be provided if required.
The Sir Arthur Grant Outdoor Centre has just undergone an extensive refurbishment program. Reopening in May 2024 it will provide modern & comfortable accommodation for schools, clubs & other groups including family and friends get-togethers. Max group size 34

Situated 2 miles outside the village of Monymusk, it is also close to Bennachie and the River Don. For mountain bikers and cyclists, the Pitfichie mountain bike trails and the Tarland Trails are also near by. The Centre makes a perfect base for exploring the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside and the Cairngorms National Park..

The Centre sits in extensive grounds with neighbouring woodland and has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It sleeps groups of up to 34 in 2 x 14 bed dorms, 2 twin rooms and 2 fully accessible singles. The fully equipped self catering kitchen, lounge and dining areas are spacious and there is also large activity room suitable for all kinds of activities including training courses, arts and crafts, table tennis and environmental activities.

A range of outdoor activities can be booked if required. For schools, all inclusive activity residentials can be organised. These will include local transport, catering and activity instruction, and will provide a wide range of exciting outdoor sports and environmental education opportunities.

BYO bedding & towels or hire. On site laundry and drying room facilities. Full WiFi.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    34: 2x14, 2x twin, 2x single (accessible, en suite)
  • Open:

    All year. Re-opening after refurbishment April 2024.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp. Min charge £200. (Plus VAT for some customers). Enquire for outdoor activities & all Inclusive schools residential activity weeks.
  • Booking:

    Please compete the booking form on the Centre's website
  • Directions:

    The Centre is situated on the Monymusk Estate, on the outskirts of Monymusk. There is plenty of parking.
  • Public Transport :

    Buses from Aberdeen & Inverurie stop in Monymusk, The nearest train station is Inverurie (on the Aberdeen-Inverness line).
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Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
rAccessibility features
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
jShowers
pClothes washing facilities
[WiFi
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only

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News & Offers from Sir Arthur Grant Outdoor Centre

Getting ready to open, superb accommodation in Aberdeenshire’s glorious landscape.

May 23rd 2024

The Sir Arthur Grant centre near Monymusk in Scotland is nearly ready to open. As soon as it does we will add lots of lovely pics to our feature on the Independent Hostels website and social medias! Should be around the start of July probably.

Artists impression of the exterior of the Centre taken from the bottom of the garden
Latest News

Completely re-furbished centre opening in central Aberdeenshire in April 2024

December 20th 2023

The Sir Arthur Grant residential outdoor centre in central Aberdeenshire is more than halfway through a major refurbishment and development by owner and operator Aberdeenshire Council.

When it opens in April 2024 the Sir Arthur Grant Centre will be a modern and comfortable residential outdoor activity centre available for use by schools, clubs, and groups both formal and informal.

The Sir Arthur Grant Centre near Monymusk is close to Bennachie, the River Don and Pitfichie mountain bike trails and will offer self-catering accommodation for groups along with optional activity programmes.

All-inclusive activity trips for schools will be a core part of the business. Aimed at schools from all over the UK, these trips will include local transport, catering and activity instruction, and will provide a wide range of exciting outdoor sports and environmental education opportunities.

The sleeping accommodation comprises two dorms, with bunkbeds for 14 in each, plus two fully accessible en-suite rooms and two more twin rooms, giving a maximum capacity of 34. The large kitchen, dining and living area has lots of space for fun get-togethers which can even spill outside into the extensive grounds accessed by large patio doors which frame the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

The new part of the centre contains a large activity room suitable for all kinds of activities including training courses, arts and crafts, table tennis and environmental activities. The centre has large grounds of its own plus use of a large area of woodland adjacent to it. As well as outdoor sports, programmes and activities are being developed around biodiversity and responsible land use as well as local history and geography.

Cllr Anne Stirling, chair of the council’s Communities Committee said, “Aberdeenshire Council firmly believes in the power of outdoor activity and education to improve the health and wellbeing of people young and old. That is why we have invested in this wonderful facility which we expect to be very well used and enjoyed by schools and groups from Aberdeenshire and well beyond”.

Head of Service, Avril Nicol, said “Live Life Aberdeenshire are very excited about this development and are working hard with partners to provide a top-class residential facility with a programme of exciting activities also on offer to those who want them. We look forward to welcoming many customers old and new from all over the world. We believe our all-inclusive programme for school trips is excellent value and will be a fantastic way for pupils to experience some of the best outdoor experiences that Aberdeenshire has to offer. We hope that their time at the Sir Arthur Grant Centre will instil in them a lifelong love of the outdoors as well as creating wonderful memories of their schooldays”.

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Artists impression of the exterior of the Centre taken from the bottom of the garden

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