The village of Newmachar is within easy reach of Aberdeen, just under 10 miles north-west of the city centre – located on the A947 road between Dyce and Oldmeldrum. Originally known as Summerhill, Newmachar was established in the early 17th century forming a new parish of St. Machar’s Cathedral.


2460 people

Distance from Aberdeen

9 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Newmachar Primary School

Secondary Schools

Dyce Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £267,300

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 118m2 / 1267ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

Newmachar is situated on the route of the old Formartine and Buchan railway, which linked the towns of Peterhead and Fraserburgh with Aberdeen. The railway opened in 1861 and was in use until 1979. The line now forms part of the Formartine and Buchan Way, a 53 mile public footpath which leads from Dyce to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Things to do in Newmachar

Newmachar Golf Club can be found just a couple of miles south of the village. The club is home to two very well regarded 18 hole golf courses, Hawkshill and Swailend, with the former widely acknowledged as being the more challenging of these two par 72 courses.

For those who like to stay active, there is the Axis Centre. The Axis Centre is a fitness and community centre, providing a range of facilities including a fitness suite, a large sports hall, meeting rooms and studios. There is a selection of fitness classes and clubs on offer at this centre as well as birthday party packages.

Local Amenities

Newmachar is home to multiple cafés and restaurants as well as a supermarket, a pharmacy and a post office. There is also a GP practice just a short drive away in New Dyce, ensuring you won’t have to travel too far for medical appointments.

Schools in Newmachar

Newmachar Primary School sits in a convenient location in the centre of the village. The school has around 370 pupils enrolled in the primary years and around 55 pupils in the Early Learning and Childcare Centre. This school feeds into Dyce Academy which is around 5 miles from the village. Dyce Academy has around 560 students and free buses are operated to and from school for children living at three or more miles away.

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