Bennachie Visitor Centre

Note: The Bennachie Visitor Centre is closed for the winter from 29th October until 1st April.

The Bennachie Centre was opened by Honorary Bailie HRH Prince Charles on 27 April 1995. It interprets both the interesting natural and social history of the hill.

The building was designed by Ronald Reid of the Dodds, Jamieson Partnership after a competition run by Gordon District Council in 1991. It has been designed so that it fits well into the Scots pine woodland that surrounds the centre. The building mimics the Iron Age hill fort found around Mither Tap. You can enter the courtyard at the centre which aims to remind visitors of the fortresses, castles and battles of the area. The Centre was built by The Bennachie Centre Trust and Gordon District Council with funding from Gordon District Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Grampian Enterprise Ltd, Forestry Commission, Bailies of Bennachie and European Community. It is managed by the Bennachie Centre Trust but is reliant on Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service and Wardens for its day to day operation

Free Entry with exhibition, maps and snacks shop (hot and cold drinks), accessible toilets.

Travelling to the Centre
If you are coming to the Bennachie Visitor Centre for the first time and are using a Sat Nav - please be aware that your device may direct you up private roads at the start of the postcode.
Please continue along the road until you see our entrance sign. Thank You

For general enquiries please telephone 01467 681470 or e-mail

For more details please visit

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Bennachie Visitor Centre
Bennachie Visitor Centre