Banchory
Banchory
The town of Banchory stands beside the River Dee, about 18 miles inland of Aberdeen, and acts as a gateway to the splendid scenery of the Highlands further west. There are wonderful opportunities for walks through the surrounding forests and along the rivers Dee and Feugh.
At the point where the River Feugh meets the Dee is the Bridge of Feugh, a superb vantage point for the annual salmon run, as salmon by the thousands leap the cascades towards their spawning ground upstream. A mile or so to the east is Tilquhillie Castle, a 16th century tower house built by the powerful Douglas family.

On Bridge Stret is the Banchory Museum, tracing the history of the area, with a special emphasis on the life and times of Banchory native J. Scott Skinner, musician and composer. A plaque on the High Street commemorates Skinner, who was famous as 'The Strathspey King', for his Scottish fiddle music. About 2 miles away is the historic 16th century tower house of Crathes Castle.