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Visit Banchory

The Gateway to Royal Deeside

Historic Market Town in Beautiful Setting   Walking   Biking   River and Loch Fishing   Golf    Wildlife    Music   Arts    Heritage  Castles  Shopping  Steam Railway    Royal Deeside Larder    Great Restaurants and Tearooms

Accommodation in Banchory is available to suit all budgets, from romantic country hotels, coaching inns, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, self-catering and caravan sites, Banchory Accommodation offers something for everyone.

If  you are planning a holiday trip to Scotland why not make Banchory your base for exploring Royal Deeside, the magnificent Cairngorms National Park and the stunning coastline of North East Scotland?  Or if you are coming to the North East to attend a conference or meet business colleagues in Aberdeen, why not bring your family along, extend your stay and enjoy this beautiful area to the full?

Banchory’s beautiful countryside and good climate have attracted visitors for over a century. Famous for being the area of Scotland that won Queen Victoria’s heart so intensely, Prince Albert searched the area for their second home, discovering Balmoral, only 20 miles away.

The North East of Scotland is renowned for the quality and variety of local produce, giving visitors the chance to sample some wonderful fresh cuisine. Banchory offers a superb choice of eating and drinking establishments, including award winning restaurants and friendly tea rooms, often combined with farm shops which offer some of the best  local produce in Scotland.

With 5000 years of history on our doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice on places to visit. We have distinctive Standing Stones, 17th Century Castles and Victorian Heritage in abundance. All of which are easy to explore by simply following one of the North East Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway Line.

From famous golf courses to breath taking mountain ranges, Banchory has something for everyone. For the energetic adventurer there’s mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding, horse riding, archery, quad biking, paintball and rockwalls. In winter the ski slopes are only an hour away. For a more relaxing adventure, why not visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping, explore our local galleries and specialist shops, take a photography course, have a game of pitch and putt, or simply explore the heritage all around you.

Banchory combines stunning scenery, with history, culture and modern living. Come and see us soon, we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

The Banchory Tourist Information Office is open for the season until the end of October, Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00,  offering visitors information on accommodation, what's on in the area and things to see and do.  Also open in July and Aug on Sundays,  13.00-17.00.