An Aberdeenshire settlement on the A92 trunk road, Balmedie lies 7 miles (11 km) north of Aberdeen. Between Balmedie and the coast is a 5-mile (8-km) long survey baseline measured by the Ordnance Survey in 1817. Balmedie Country Park, with its boardwalks and visitor centre, extends over an area of sand dunes on the Don-Ythan coastline. The remains of an ice-house and World War II pill-boxes can be found here.

In 2007 American billionaire Donald Trump announced he would build a large golf complex on the Menie Estate, 2 miles (3 km) to the north. Political wranglings and the sensitive nature of the site have added to the controversy.

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