The Gateway to Royal Deeside: Banchory
Known as the “Gateway to Royal Deeside,” the town of Banchory in Aberdeenshire is perfectly located between a variety of tourist destinations in Scotland. As the largest town in the area, visitors are attracted to the wide array of accommodation and things to do in the town.
Due to its relative large size for the area, visitors often flock to Banchory for the activities and level of accommodation on offer. Places like the Burnett Arms, the Stag Hotel and the Douglas Arms all offer guests a taste of local Scottish hospitality. With plenty of shops and restaurants to satisfy the tastes of most guests, visitors find no shortage of things to do during their downtime.
Located just outside the town of Banchory, sits the impressive castle known as Crathes Castle. Open to the public, this castle housed the Leys family for nearly four hundred years before it was given to the National Trust. Visitors enjoy the extensive collection of portraits and unique paintings, along with the vast 530-acre estate.
Also located just outside of Banchory is the former seat of the Clan Irvine, Drum Castle. With a tower dating back to the thirteenth century, this castle is open to tours during the summer months. Guests rave about the surrounding gardens which include plantings in the arboretum with origins that span the entire eighteenth-century British Empire.
Perfectly situated in Aberdeenshire, Banchory is the perfect place to visit the many attractions in the region. With many local attractions and a unique flare, Banchory offers guests a taste of Scottish hospitality at a very fair price.