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A visit to the untouched Falls of Feugh in Banchory is a must. The spectacular falls are where salmon return each year to power upstream in the fast-flowing snow-fed waters of the River Dee and River Don.
Banchory, in Royal Deeside, is a place to roam free amongst great hills, explore wide landscapes or simply enjoy a relaxing stay in a fine hotel or lodge in the depths of the Scottish countryside. The Barn, in the heart of the town, is an intimate space staging some of the area’s most sought after traditional and contemporary events.
The enchanting Crathes Castle, a 16th century fairy-tale like castle, can also be found close to Banchory.
The Royal Deeside Railway is based at the Milton of Crathes Station, and recreates the original line from Aberdeen to Ballater. Steam and diesel services start from Milton of Crathes and provide splendid views over the River Dee and the hills to the south.
Head west from Aberdeen by car towards the A93. There is an available bus route operated by Stagecoach.
Other nearby towns include Torphins and Aboyne.