Aboyne beside the beautiful river Dee.
The Aboyne area is famous for its many walks, and is the entrance gateway to scenic Glen Tanar.
The name Aboyne is derived from gaelic words meaning “Stream of rippling waters” which visitors soon discover is a very apt name. The village itself is centred around The Green.
There are many attractions including Salmon fishing on the River Dee, walking, cycling and gliding.
Aboyne Highland Games are world famous, and are held annuually on Aboyne Village Green.
The Old Deeside Railway Line is used by both cyclists and walkers, and is also known as The Deeside Way.
The slideshow shows the entrance to Glen Tanar, near Aboyne This is more correctly known as the Bridge of Ess and the Tower of Ess – the entrance lodge to Glen Tanar Estate. The bridge spans the Water of Tanar. Glen Tanar is Royal Deeside’s “other” famous picturesque glen often, overlooked by visitors to Glen Muick.
The ancient Kinord Stone is nearby to Aboyne on the shores of Loch Kinord, at Dinnet.
Hewn from Scottish granite the ancient Kinord Stone near Aboyne is thought to be a thousand years old.
Christianity came to Royal Deeside in the 5th century. Situated on the shores of Loch Kinord; the ancient Kinord Stone is a superb example of a Pictish Cross Slab thought to date back to the 9th century.
The village of Tarland near Aboyne is the site of the Tomnaverie Standing Stones.
Tomnaverie Stone Circle and Standing Stones feature a large recumbant stone with flankers and is over 4,000 years old. Situated just outside Tarland on the road to Aboyne.
Aboyne has a Co-op supermarket, delicatessen & general store, an Indian restaurant, a Paper Shop, a bank, a butchers, a florist, and various other shops some of which are located at the former railway station building.
Salmon fishermen take a break for a wee dram at Aboyne.
Aboyne is the gateway to scenic Glen Tanar