History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
South west of Dinnet is the farm of Ballaterrach, where 8 year old Lord Byron was brought to recover from a bout of scarlet fever. Byron became besotted with Mary Robertson, the farmer's daughter, and wrote a poem about her, a poem which also extolled the virtues of the Dinnet area. A short distance away is Blelach, where Charles Gordon raised the standard for Bonnie Prince Charlie's 1745 rising.
There are quite a few ancient sites in the area, including Tomnaverie Stone Circle, Kinord Cross, Old Kinord Ancient Village, and the Tullich Symbol Stone. An ancient crannog, or manmade island dating to the Bronze Age, stands in the centre of Loch Kinord. Also in Loch Kinord is Castle Island, where the crumbling remains of a medieval pele tower still stand.
Address: Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: At the junction of the A97, A93, and B9158
Photo Credit: Stanley Howe, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge - 2.4 miles (Countryside)
Kinord Cross - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Old Kinord Ancient Village - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Burn O' Vat - 3 miles (Countryside)
Tullich Symbol Stone - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Royal Deeside - 5 miles (Countryside)
Tomnaverie Stone Circle - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Culsh Earth-House - 6.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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