The past and the present marry together seamlessly at Maryculter House – an historic property with traditional yet contemporary styling. The 40-bedroom venue, standing on the banks of the River Dee, has a rich heritage like no other in the area, dating to 1225. The hotel, set in five acres of grounds, has a magnificent position on the banks of the river. It’s a hotel which is popular not only with leisure and business guests but also for weddings – where couples may marry in the courtyard on the banks of the river – and private functions.

The privately-owned hotel owns fishing rights and has its own resident in-house ghillie and is a magnet for this who wish to fish the Dee. 

Guests and non-residents dine in the Poachers’ Brasserie – which focuses on seasonal, local produce.

The hotel’s managing director, Peter Walker, is committed to staff development and has a record of encouraging new entrants to the hospitality sector and developing their skills and talents.

An apprenticeship at Maryculter House will provide opportunities to experience a wide range of differing guest types and events including weddings, private dining, corporate events and teambuilding, fishing groups and leisure and business guests.


Hospitality Apprenticeship North East is delivered by Training Matters