Banchory Tourist Information

Banchory as seen from Scolty Hill.

Banchory as seen from Scolty Hill.

Ideally situated midway between Aberdeen and the Cairngorms National Park, local produce rich Banchory is a bustling gateway into Royal Deeside. The town’s high street is lined with fine food shops and enjoy the finest of Aberdeenshire local produce in Banchory’s choice of traditional inns, cosy tearooms and award-winning restaurants.

Beautiful walks are direct from the town including the popular Falls of Feugh walk, the walk up Scolty Tower for spectacular Cairngorms views and strolls along the Old Deeside Way towards Milton. Why not hop aboard the Royal Deeside standard gauge steam railway departing from Milton of Crathes station just east of Banchory. The station features a charming railway carriage tearoom, shop, restaurant and art gallery.

Banchory makes a fantastic holiday base for touring a selection of famous castles on the North East Castle Trail including the nearby Royal estate of Balmoral, Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate, Drum Castle and Castle Fraser. Enjoy a host of premier outdoor activities in the Banchory area including best trout fishing on the River Dee and both walking and cycling along the Colty Hill Trails.

Dine out in CAMRA award-winning gastro inns or in AA rosette restaurants – both plentiful in Banchory. The town offers an excellent choice of beautifully presented accommodation, whether you’re looking for a luxury boutique hotel, a traditional B&B guest house or an idyllically situated rural cottage.

Choose Banchory accommodation for your perfect golfing holiday in the North East – world class golf courses including Inchmario and Banchory Golf Club are available locally, with a wide choice of championship links courses just a stone’s throw away around Aberdeen. Browse & book Banchory hotels & cottages online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.