New Homes in Inverurie
Welcome to Inverurie
From castles to national parks, beaches and golf courses, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see close to your new home in Inverurie. Located just a short drive from Aberdeen and surrounded by countryside, Inverurie is a rural commuter town with great transport connections and easy access to city centre attractions.
A quick history
Inverurie dates back to the 14th century, when the town was founded by the Earl of the Garioch. Over the centuries there have been a number of battles in the area, including the Battle of Harlaw and the Battle of Inverurie.
Aberdeenshire Canal was linked to the town in the early 19th century, while the Locomotive Works were opened in 1905.The town grew rapidly thanks to the boom created by the oil industry in the 20th century. Inverurie was bombed once during the Second World War, and planes were a common sight as nearby Aberdeen was a target for German bombers.
Business and industry
The main employers in and around Inverurie are Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Brewdog in Ellon, Total in Westhill, and the many oil companies in Aberdeen including Chevron North Sea and FirstGroup.
Things to do in the area
Inverurie is home to a number of popular attractions including Castle Fraser, the Pictish Brandesbutt Stone, Inverurie Whisky Shop and the Grampian Toy and Dollhouse Museum, while historic sights nearby include East Aquhorthies Stone Circle and Tolquhon Castle.
If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, nearby Aberdeen is home to Union Square Shopping Centre, The Trinity Centre and Union Street. Other attractions in the city include Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Duthie Park Winter Gardens and Balmedie Beach.
For days in the great outdoors, Bennachie Hill is a popular local walking route, while the Cairngorms National Park and the North Sea coastline are within easy reach of the town. Inverurie is also home to Inverurie Golf Club, while The Cabin Equestrian Centre is nearby.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting to Aberdeen for work or going to see friends and family, it’s easy to travel to and from Inverurie by car and train. Aberdeen is conveniently only a 25 minute train journey from the town, or 35 minutes by car.
Travelling across Scotland, Inverness is one hour 50 minutes from Inverurie by train or two hours 15 minutes by car, while Edinburgh can be reached in two hours 55 minutes by train or three hours by car. The journey to Glasgow takes around three hours 15 minutes by car or train.
If you need to catch a flight, whether for business or leisure, Aberdeen Airport is only a 15 minute drive or taxi ride away.