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Aboyne is a charming village on the River Dee, set in the magnificent back drop of Royal Deeside and lies at the edge of the Cairngorms mountains.
The village has a varied selection of shops and places to eat, a theatre and swimming pool. Hill Trek and Monkey Business, two shops situated in the village, will provide outdoor clothing for all weathers and age groups for those who have come unprepared. A fantastic butcher, supermarket and general store will serve all your catering requirements. The large village green is the venue of the annual Highland games and also the focus of the Aboyne and Deeside Festival held every July.
The Boat Inn is just 10 minutes walk and do good pub grub. For more of an occasion The Raemoir Hotel and The Darroch Learg Hotel serve excellent food. The Raemoir Hotel, Banchory, has been Scottish Country House Hotel of the year consecutive years running. Julie and Neil will give you a warm welcome to their wonderfully Scottish Georgian hotel which has a very homely feel. The food will not disappoint…. excellent, and not Edinburgh prices! The Darroch Learg Hotel is a delightful combination of romantic formality and peaceful indulgence. We love it so much we had our wedding here! Food is very good and Fiona and Nigel will be perfect hosts. Great wine menu too. Lochnagar Indian Brasserie in Ballater, delicious Indian cuisine, well deserved after a day on the river or a mountain climb. Station Restaurant is open during the spring/summer months and serve very good bistro food. Try one of their cinema dinner evenings. Latest cinema releases with a three course meal and a bottle of wine. Buchanans is a favourite with the Banchory locals, which is always good to know. Very good Bistro food.
You will find over 50 great courses in Aberdeenshire, catering for both the novice and more experienced golfer. Aboyne can boost two golf courses. Aboyne Golf Club, is a well maintained 18 hole Parkland course with spectacular views and well stocked pro shop. Speak to Steven Moir, the club pro, for trolley and club hire.
Deeside Activity Park offers a range of outdoor activities including: quad biking, kart racing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 offroad driving, paintball, and rifle target shooting. Great fun for all ages. Farm shop and restaurant, with indoor play barn and outdoor all-weather sledging slope.
The area is a walkers paradise and offers some of the best walking in Scotland. There is no less than 24 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) in the Braemar area alone. The Ballater Walking Festival in May is a major annual event, and The Active Aboyne Festival in September has a large number of hill walking and outdoor activity events. Walk Deeside is a local company that offers outdoor activities and guided hill walking holidays and Running The Highlands offers training weekends, tailored running weekends and quirky guided runs.
If you fancy taking to the air, Deeside gliding Club is located near Aboyne and is reowned for being the foremost wave soaring site in the British Isles. the UK altitude record of 38,600 feet was set in a glider flown from the club.
Glen Tanar Equestrian Centre offers safe, quality riding along some of the most stunning country side on Deeside. For all abilities and ages. Trek up mountains, along riverside and through ancient Caledonian woodland. Spectacular views and scenery to be enjoyed.
Aberdeen Water Skiing Centre operates on the Loch of Aboyne and catering for all levels and ages, from beginner through to national competition level. April – October. Visitors welcome Saturday and Sunday afternoons… booking required.
Aboyne Hospital/Health Centre (with A&E and Maternity Unit)
Bellwood Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HQ
Tel: 01339 886177
Tel: 0845 600 5700
Fountain Dental Group
Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HN
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~ Aboyne Golf Club
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