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Royal Deeside :
Banchory and Surrounding Villages

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Banchory is a fine Scottish town or 'burgh' lying approximately 20 miles west of Aberdeen adjacent to the magnificent River Dee. It is surrounded by lovely rural countryside and attractive hills. The largest town in the area, it acts as a magnet for the local communities and has a fine High Street and other excellent facilities. For the visitor, the town has much to offer with two famous castles nearby, Crathes and Drum -both run by the National Trust for Scotland. The Bridge of Feugh offers the chance to see salmon leaping and there are numerous fine golf courses, at one of which Paul Lawrie, winner of the (British) Open in 1999 was trainee professional. On this page we will also introduce Banchory and some of the surrounding villages and smaller communities. Mostly these are small and unspoilt but also quite old. From east to west they are

Drumoak: close to Drum Castle on A93
Durris: south of River Dee opposite Drumoak

Crathes: close to Crathes Castle on A93
Strachan: south of River Dee, south west of Banchory

For more details on the Banchory area visit the The Banchory Community Website at www.banchory.org and the Banchory Visitor Website at www.visitbanchory.com.

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Banchory, Scotland
The main street in the town of Banchory has a fine selection of shops

crathes castle Crathes Castle is one of three fine National Trust for Scotland properties near Banchory


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