Peterculter is an attractive and popular residential area located around 9 miles west of Aberdeen city centre, on the northern banks of the River Dee. The most westerly suburb of Aberdeen, Peterculter retains a strong village identity.


4,835 people

Distance from Aberdeen

8 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Culter Primary School

Secondary Schools

Cults Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £250,500

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 118m2 / 1270ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of Peterculter

The origins of Peterculter as a settlement date back as far as the 12th century, when King William The Lion conferred the church of Kulter (iuxta Abirdene) on the Abbey of St Kelso and its monks. Today, the area is an attractive suburb of Aberdeen with a population of around 5,000.

Peterculter has proved popular with commuters as a residential location – its scenic countryside location providing a perfect combination of city working and country living. There is also a good choice of shops as well as pubs and restaurants in the area – and of course everything Aberdeen city centre has to offer is just a short journey away.


Things to do in Peterculter 

The village has an extensive selection of local amenities including Peterculter Sports Centre, which offers a choice of sports and fitness activities for people of all ages. The village is also home to a well-regarded golf club, which has its own pro shop and offers golfers an exceptional 18-hole course with breath-taking countryside views.

Schools in Peterculter 

Culter Primary School sits in the centre of Peterculter and currently has around 320 pupils enrolled. While this school has its own nursery unit, another option is Craigton Lodge Nursery School. The primary school feeds into Cults Academy, which is around 3 miles from Peterculter. Cults Academy is regularly reported as one of the top performing schools in the country and offers a comprehensive program of education in a light, modern, state of the art facility. Free bus travel is also offered for pupils travelling three or miles to the school.

Looking to buy or rent a property in Peterculter, Aberdeen? Let ASPC help you find the perfect home. Our site contains a comprehensive listing of flats and houses for sale and for lease/rent in Peterculter, ranging from one bedroom properties to substantial family homes.

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