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Banchory is a burgh or town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is about 18 miles west of Aberdeen, near where the Feugh River meets the River Dee.

The name is thought to be derived from an early Christian settlement founded by St Ternan. It is claimed that Ternan was a follower of St Ninian. He established a college on the banks of the River Dee to teach Christianity and agriculture to the local Picts. The village and parish was called Banchory Ternan until the 1970s. The original Gaelic form is almost identical to that of Bangor, of similar meaning, and also the site of a monastery, in Northern Ireland.

Relics associated with St. Ternan were preserved by hereditary keepers at Banchory until the Scottish Reformation. Two early Christian cross-slabs survive in or near the old churchyard on the site of the early church. One is built into a corner of the 'mort house' in the churchyard, and shows two crosses incised in a worn pink granite slab. The other is a ringed cross in relief built into the wall facing the main road outside the churchyard.

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Castlewood Lodge Park

Tel: 01330 850588

Castlewood Holiday Park is set in the heart of Royal Deeside just five miles from Banchory, with mountain views in a tranquil environment, only thirty minutes from the excitement of Aberdeen city centre, with excellent shopping centres and cinemas to choose from, and her majesty's theatre for some excellent shows and we have the exhibition centre for all major events. Yet thirty minutes west you are in the heart of the Cairngorms national park with no shortage of things to explore with whiskey trails, fantastic golf courses, walks that have some spectacular scenery, castles to explore, and activity centres for all the family to enjoy.
And you must indulge yourself with a visit to one of our award winning restaurants in the area to experience some of the finest foods.
At Castlewood we have 2, 3, and four bedroom lodges with all the modern amenities in which all the lodges have a luxurious hot tub set into the patio, we are open all year round so all our lodges are built to BS 3632 residential standard to help our customers enjoy a comfortable stay here, we have an excellent free Wi-Fi service set up in each lodge with unlimited use.
We have an excellent choice of luxury lodges for you to rent with some great offers for a short break or weekly stay, that you can book direct (By phone). We also have lodges for you to own from 99,000.


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Toll Bridge Lodge

Tel: 01330 822686

This is a special cottage set in a private, peaceful location; The falls of feugh.

Banchory is a pleasant burgh, on the north bank of the river Dee, with golf courses, forest walks and several National Trust properties within easy reach.

The Lodge is minutes from the village of Banchory, which is the gateway to Royal Deeside.

Inside the Lodge there is an attractive sitting room, beautifully furnished, with French doors, coal effect fire and colour TV. This leads to a separate dining area.

The kitchen is generously equipped with fridge freezer, microwave, electric cooker and washing machine.

There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both with fitted wardrobes, and also a charming bathroom.

The price includes oil fired central heating, which provides excellent warmth for out of season visits.

We hope you will visit the Toll Bridge Lodge and that the following information will be of help to you.

The Lodge is a Scottish Tourist Board Highly Commended 4 Star establishment and is open throughout the year.

We hope you will visit the Toll Bridge Lodge and that the following information will be of help to you. 

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Mill of Tilquhillie

Tel: 01330 844616

Mill of Tilquhillie is a former water mill which has been completely renovated  to provide comfortable and characterful holiday accommodation for up to four people.  It is situated in a peaceful country setting about two miles from the county town of Banchory and twenty miles from the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport. 

Accommodation is provided on two floors featuring a well-appointed galleried kitchen overlooking the main living area with wood burning stove.  The main bedroom arrangements may be adapted to suit either double or twin bedded requirements and the second twin bedded room is unique and delightful.  The Mill of Tilquhillie has its own enclosed private garden and ample off-road parking.

This charming listed cottage provides a tranquil base from which to enjoy the beauty of Royal Deeside with its many places of interest and spectacular scenery.

The Mill of Tilquhillie offers characterful two bedroom holiday accommodation for up to four people.

Tarmac Tennis Court on-site for guests use.

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