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This article is about the village of Ythanwells. For the Roman Camp site, see Ythan Wells. For the source of the River Ythan, known as Wells of Ythan, see River Ythan.

Coordinates: 57°26′06″N 2°36′36″W / 57.435°N 2.610°W / 57.435; -2.610

Ythanwells is located in Aberdeen
 Ythanwells shown within Aberdeenshire
OS grid reference NJ634384
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HUNTLY
Postcode district AB54
Dialling code 01464
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeenshire West
List of places

Ythanwells (/ˌθənˈwɛlz/) is a village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland,[1] lying 10.6 kilometres (6.6 mi) east of Huntly. The village is sometimes known as Wells of Ythan, although this name strictly refers to the nearby source of the River Ythan.[2]

Ythanwells Church, now semi-derelict and in use as an agricultural barn, was built in 1864.[3] The village also formerly had a school,[4] which serves today as a community centre. Ythanwells now comes under the catchment area for Drumblade Primary School.[5]

The Roman Camp site known as Glenmailen or Ythan Wells is situated near the farm of Glenmellan, 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) east of the village.


  1. ^ Ythanwells, Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ Wells of Ythan, Gazetteer for Scotland
  3. ^ Site record for Ythanwells Church, Canmore
  4. ^ Site record for Ythanwells School, Canmore
  5. ^ Drumblade School, Aberdeenshire Council