Local Amenities & Attractions

With 2,437 square miles of Aberdeenshire on the doorstep there is plenty to see, do and explore as part of your retirement.

Stonehaven Castle

Stonehaven Castle

Out and about

Aberdeenshire is one of the UK’s outstanding coastlines with over 165 miles to explore, Newtonhill Bay and the beautiful seaside town of Stonehaven with its sheltered working harbour are nearby.

Balmoral is one of the world’s most famous castles but there are another 299 famous, fairy-tale or ruined castles in Aberdeenshire as well as the Royal residence.

Whisky is as old as Scotland itself with eight distilleries lovingly producing liquid gold for centuries.

Balmoral Castle

Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms is the UK’s largest National Park offering masses of things to do including wildlife watching, high and low level walking, cycling routes and outstanding views to take in.


The Liberty hobby and craft room is a shared social space to get together with friends and neighbours to enjoy a wide range of creative hobbies or pastimes.

Teacake is a very popular tea and coffee shop that also serves light lunches right in the heart of Chapelton village. Chapelton visitor information is also available inside.

The Lounge at Chapelton is a stunningly decorated beauty and hair salon with experienced stylists and beauticians.


The Lounge

As the town grows, more local businesses will be established in the town to support the growing community.


There are two supermarkets close by and a range of smaller local stores. A Tesco Metro and Village Store at Newtonhill and a 24 hour Asda Superstore and McColls at Portlethen. Aberdeen is only a few miles away with five shopping centres, boutiques and independent stores offering a great shopping experience.

Public Transport

Public transport in Chapelton will connect residents to surrounding Aberdeenshire towns as well as the Aberdeen city centre. All the A90 bus services stop at the Park and Choose facility built for residents of Chapelton and neighbouring Newtonhill. A town minibus will convey residents to nearby shops and the Park and Choose before the town’s own facilities are established. As Chapelton grows, a direct express bus service to Aberdeen will run through the town centre. Aberdeen airport is only a short 35 minute drive from Chapelton and can be accessed directly from the Park and Choose.

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