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Prop of Ythsie, Tarves

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Ythsie is a hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about one mile east of Tarves.
To the north of the hamlet, on the Hill of Ythsie, is a tower called the Prop of Ythsie. It was built in 1861-1862 to commemorate George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, and is a grade C(S) listed building.
North Ythsie Farmhouse is grade B listed, and South Ythsie Farmhouse is grade C(S) listed.
Australian politician John Hay (1816-1892) was born at Little Ythsie, which lies to the east of the hamlet.
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  • Lovely wee walk just outside Tarves, short 20 minute walk uphill to the prop of ythsie. You can climb to the top of the tower which gives you commanding views over Aberdeenshire from Bennachie to the....  more »
  • The Prop of Ythsie lies about four miles from Oldmeldrum and two miles from Pitmedden House. Built on the Haddo Estate around 1860 it sits with commanding views across the surrounding area on the top....  more »
  • Open all the time it seems. Very short walk from the car park. Nice and easy walk up the stairs. Your can see all around on top.
  • Good little stroll, 15mins from car park. On a good day there's clear views over North Aberdeenshire.
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