A small town in E Aberdeenshire, Kintore is situated close to the River Don on the A96 road, 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Aberdeen. This was the site of a large Roman marching camp in the 1st C. AD. A former royal burgh, Kintore is said to have been granted its charter in the 9th Century by Kenneth II after its inhabitants assisted him in his fight against the Picts. The town has a library, primary school, railway station, church, post office, fire station, caravan park, pleasure park and 18-hole golf course. Its Town House dates from 1737-47 and in its parish churchyard stands a Pictish symbol stone of the 6th-7th century AD. A mile to the southwest stand the ruins of Hallforest Castle, a former stronghold of the Keith earls of Kintore. The dual-carriageway Kintore and Blackburn Bypass (forming part of the A96 Trunk Road) opened to the west of the village in 1998 and Kintore Railway Station reopened in 2020 having closed in 1964.

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