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Visitor guide to Banchory in Aberdeenshire has information on and around the area. Also includes information on accommodation and eating in Banchory, self catering and late deals in Banchory.

Banchory makes a very pleasant base for exploring the area, with the River Dee burbling through, but there's not a great deal to do here, apart from salmon fishing, which is popular in these parts. You can watch salmon leaping spectacularly at the Bridge of Feugh, to the south of town. There is a sad tale, though, of a lady-in-waiting who was staying at Balmoral when the royal family were in residence some years ago. She was standing fishing in the river, in quite deep water, and wearing chest-height waders, when the sovereign rode by. Seeing the king, she curtsied, whereupon the water flowed quickly into her waders and she sank beneath the water and drowned.

The Tourist Information Centre is in the local museum, on Bridge St, behind the High St. It can provide information on walking and fishing in the area. It's open Apr-Jun Mon-Sat 1000-1300, 1400-1700; Jul-19 Aug Mon-Sat 0930-1800, Sun 1300-1800; 20 Aug-27 Oct Mon-Sat 1000-1300, 1400-1700.

Adventure Scotland, Tel. 850332, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is a Banchory-based company offering a wide range of adventure activities, including white-water rafting, mountain biking, skiing and hiking.

Phone code: +44 (0)1330

Eating Out

Aside from the hotels listed above, the best place to eat is probably the Burnett Arms Hotel on the High St, Tel. 824944. There's also Le Bistroquet, which has a varied menu, and The Shieling, a good café and gift shop.

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