History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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 Street 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 two miles away is the historic 16th-century tower house of Crathes Castle.
Address: Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A93, 16 miles east of Aboyne
Photo Credit: Alan Findlay, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Falls of Feugh - 0.2 miles (Countryside)
Banchory Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Crathes Castle - 1.1 miles (Historic House)
Bucharn Cairn - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nine Stanes Stone Circle - 2.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Glassel Dam Wood Stone Circle - 4.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Sunhoney Stone Circle - 6.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Drum Castle - 6.9 miles (Historic House)
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