Banchory attractions

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highlands of Scotland.Banchory is a resort town in Royal Deeside, situated on the north bank of the River Dee and 18 miles west of Aberdeen. It is surrounded by lovely rural countryside and attractive hills. It has a fine High Street and other excellent facilities.

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Crathes Castle

AttractionsCrathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QJ. Tel: 01330 844525. Crathes is a magnificent 16th-century tower house standing on an estate granted to the Burnett family in 1323 by King Robert the Bruce. It has a profusion of turrets, gargoyles and towers, and is surrounded by superb gardens including ancient sculpted yew trees. About 3 miles east of Banchory.

Crathes Castle

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Attractions The Peel Ring of Lumphanan is all that remains of a 12th c. motte and bailey castle. Lumphanan was held by the Durwards in the 13th c. and was visited by Edward I in 1296. Lumphanan was occupied as late as 1782. About 10 miles northwest of Banchory.

The Peel Ring of Lumphanan

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Attractions Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB10 1FQ. Tel: 01224 523700. The gallery is situated in the heart of the city, with its impressive architecture, fine collections and excellent special exhibitions, it attracts some 300,000 visitors a year. There is a most impressive collection of 20th century British art with work by Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson and Francis Bacon, and works by French Impressionists and Post Impressionists Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas. www.aagm.co.uk. About 12 miles east of Banchory.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

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Attractions Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY. Tel: 01224 337700. The exhibitions bring the North Sea experience to life using models, real equipment and computer displays. Visitors can discover what it is like to live and work on a huge oil platform in the middle of the North Sea. There are models of fast clipper ships, fishing displays and outstanding views of the harbour. About 12 miles east of Banchory.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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