Methlick (Gaelic: Maothulach) is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland, situated on the River Ythan 20 miles (33 km) north of Aberdeen. Its main attraction is Haddo House.

Methlick Bridge, the cast-iron span erected in 1844 and refurbished in 2003

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The village is at the junction of B9005 from Ellon to Fyvie and B9170 from Inverurie to New Deer.

Stagecoach North Scotland Bus 290 / 291 runs from Aberdeen Union Square via Udny to Methlick, M-Sat every couple of hours, four buses Sunday, 75 mins. A few of these continue, as Bus 292 to Ellon or as Bus 293 to Fyvie.

Map of Methlick

You need a car or bike.

  • 57.403-2.2211 Haddo House (Two miles south-east of Methlick.). Mid-Apr Mid-Oct Fri-Mon, Jul & Aug daily. a stately home and arts venue with theatre and concert hall. £10.50. (updated Dec 2018)
  • 57.449-2.2841 Gight Castle (lies 4.3 km (2.7 mi) to the west.). Ancestral home of Lord Byron.  
  • 57.348136-2.2132111 Tolquhon Castle, Tarves, AB41 7LP, +44 1651 851 286. Apr – Sep: daily 9.30am to 5.30pm. Ruins of a castle built between 1584 and 1589. £4.50. (updated Jan 2017)

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