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Things to do in Banchory

Small town known locally as the Gateway to Royal Deeside




 

  Attractions

Royal Deeside Railway

Standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee.
Banchory
Kincardineshire
AB31 5QH

 

Alford Valley Railway

Family Day Out.
Kingsford Road
Alford
AB33 8HH

01975563942

 

Peel Ring Of Lumphanan FREE

This great earthwork of 13th-century date was the site of a fortified residence, perhaps a hunting lodge of the Durward family.
0.5m South West of Lumphanan off the A980.
AB31 4QA

 

Maiden Stone FREE

The Maiden Stone is a Pictish cross slab that stands about 3 meters tall and probably dates to the 9th century AD.
Near Chapel of Garioch
4.5m North West of Inverurie on the A96
AB51 5HR

 

Drum Castle, Garden And Estate

The combination of a 13th-century square tower, a Jacobean mansion house and the additions of the Victorian lairds.
Drumoak
Aberdeen & Grampian
AB31 5EY

 

Picardy Symbol Stone FREE

One of the oldest, simplest, Pictish symbol stones, possibly of 7th-century date.
8m South of Huntly off the A96 to Raes of Inch
AB52 6LS

 

Leith Hall

From this garden's historic past come two ponds and an ice house, but richly planted borders are the pride of Leith Hall today.
Kennethmont
Huntly
Grampian
AB54 4NQ

 

Castle Fraser, Garden And Estate

A visit to Castle Fraser is a great day out for the whole family. One of the most spectacular of the Castles of Mar.
Sauchen
Inverurie
AB51 7LD

 

Cullerlie Stone Circle FREE

A circle of eight stones enclosing an area consecrated by fires on which eight small cairns were later built. About 4000 years old.
0.75m South of Garlogie off the B9125
AB32 6UX

 

Craigievar Castle

This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills.
Craigievar
Alford
AB33 8JF

08444932174

 

Crathes Castle, Garden And Estate

Stunning castle and landscaped gardens.
Crathes Castle
Crathes
AB31 5QJ

 

Go Ape! Crathes Castle

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Crathes Castle
Crathes, Banchory
Aberdeenshire
AB31 5QJ

 
 

  Water sports

Stonehaven Art Deco Open Air Swimming Pool

Stonehaven Art Deco Open Air Swimming Pool.
Queen Elizabeth Caravan Park
Stonehaven
AB39 2RD

01569762134

 

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