Explore the Area
Banchory, just two miles east of Inchmarlo, is a thriving town with a vibrant High Street of independent shops, restaurants and tearooms. It also has four churches, a public library, museums, seasonal festivals and a multi-sports centre. Banchory provides the opportunity for homeowners to be part of the local community.
Inchmarlo is easily accessible to many golf courses, including Inchmarlo Golf Centre, which is next door. Other nearby recreation facilities include horse-riding, putting, tennis, bowling and cricket. Inchmarlo is also an excellent base from which to explore the area’s whisky distilleries and to access some of the world’s finest rivers in which to fish. Fishing, via day permits, is available for salmon and trout on the River Feugh, salmon on the River Dee and brown trout on the Beltie Burn.
Over 100 years ago, Queen Victoria was so enchanted by the serenity and haunting loveliness of Deeside – her “Dear Paradise in the Highlands” – that after Balmoral Castle was built for her in 1855, she made it her holiday home. Set in 30,000 acres of hills and pine forests on the banks of the River Dee, Balmoral Castle is still the summer residence of the Royal Family, who regularly attend Crathie Church and the Braemar Highland Games.
With over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, and you can discover 19 of the most famous and dramatic castles in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s Castle Trail. There are also many whisky distilleries to visit (and perhaps to sample) on the Malt Whisky Trail.