Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire

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Visit our Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre with its inviting new Visitor Centre and cafe - perfect for a day out in Royal Deeside.

We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful marquee copies of the Kelpies will be at Belwade until 15th May. The stunning 10 foot high structures are a must-see for the whole family - don't miss your chance!

Things to do at Belwade Farm:

Meet the horses

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses at any given time, and our staff are on hand to provide brief histories and information about the progress these horses are making. Why not come and meet our adoption horse, Whisky and also see which horses are ready to be rehomed?

Visitor Centre and Bistro

Refreshments and great food are available from our new Visitor Centre. Whilst relaxing with a snack and a drink, you will be able to watch the horses being rehabilitated in our indoor school and find out more about the work we do to help the horses of today and tomorrow.

Look at our delicious menu...

Take care not to miss any of our famous Steak and Seafood evenings!

Please note:

17th June 2015 – centre & bistro closed from 2.30pm for a private function
18th June 2015 – centre & bistro closed due to staff training (all day)
27th June 2015 – centre & bistro closed from 2pm for a private function

Enjoy a nature walk

Our popular nature walks will take you through beautiful woodland, home to an abundance of wildlife, and along the River Dee as it travels through Aberdeenshire. From some of the high points you can see Lochnagar in the distance on a clear day. The longest walk covers five miles, but there are shorter routes!

Have a picnic

Bring along a picnic, relax and take in the picturesque scenery of the farm and its Royal Deeside home.

Celebrate your special occasion with us

Have you got a special day coming up? Do you need a venue for a wedding reception, reunion, anniversary celebration or birthday party? Look no further - we can help! Find out more about celebrating at Belwade...


Belwade Farm is located in the breathtaking countryside of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, just off the A93 close to Kincardine O'Neil, AB34 5BJ.

Our address is: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BJ.

Opening hours

We are open all year Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. In addition to our public opening times, we also welcome group visits, and can tailor them to meet your requirements. Call the farm on 013398 85398 for more information.

Dates for your diary

Easter Fun Day - 5th April

Tack and Rug Sale - 26th April

Volunteer Morning - 30th April


World Horse Welfare’s inaugural Balmoral Sponsored Ride takes place on 23rd May 2015.  The ride is now fully booked so please email if you would like to go on our waiting list.


Eileen Gillen World Horse WelfareOur Centre Manager

Eileen Gillen has been Centre Manager at our Aberdeenshire Rescue and Rehoming Centre since 1990. She helped set up the farm, which has since grown to be the largest receiving Centre in Scotland for equine cases subjected to neglect and ignorance from all areas of the horse world. Eileen has been involved in the training of horses and riders across the major disciplines, but particularly show jumping. She instigated the “whole horse approach” that is used at each of our farms when assessing and rehabilitating our horses.


Our Adoption horses