What to do and see in Aboyne, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

July 16, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Aboyne in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Farms. Discover best things to do in Aboyne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Aboyne

1. World Horse Welfare

Belwade Farm, Aboyne AB34 5BJ, Scotland +44 1339 885398
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

World Horse Welfare

Belwade Farm , the Scottish Home for World Horse Welfare . Rehabilitating Horses/Ponies and Donkeys from all over the UK , who have needed to come into our care. Come and see the work that we do to help them to find their forever homes . Apart from this , we are in possibly the most beautiful part of Royal Deeside and there are plenty of walks with your dogs.Enjoy a lovely Lunch or coffee in our scenic Bistro . Or maybe celebrate your special occasion within our Stone Circle , or use our conference facilities . Belwade has so much to offer everyone ... not forgetting our Fairy Garden for the kids young and old .Come and see for yourself . Open Weds through to Sunday 11am - 4.00pm , other times by arrangement . Please see our website for up and coming events at Belwade Farm .

Reviewed By David C - Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Had a fantastic day out here weather was stunning and really enhanced the views enjoyed the walks with the dogs around by the river and seeing the horses some very friendly and came to say hello there is a big indoor arena where you can watch the horses at work from the cafe
Finished of with an excellent coffee and a peice of cake that was a good hearty slice staff very attentive and friendly
Can't really fault it

2. Deeside Taxis

Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NX, Scotland +44 7748 220021
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5 based on 1 reviews

Aberdeenshire Taxi and Private Hire Service, 24hr Airport transfers, local and long distance. All major credit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible vehicles. Covering Ballater, Aboyne and the wider deeside area.

Reviewed By Endijs N

didnt need to wait for long for the taxi into town. reasonably priced for the location. the taxi was a jeep with 7 seats. and the driver was friendly.

3. Burn O'Vat

B9119, Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Burn O'Vat

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Although your road map (and Trip Advisor) might suggest that Burn o' Vat and Muir of Dinnet are two separate places, the fact is that there is one car park at Muir of Dinnet and the Burn o' Vat is one of the walks on offer from there.
The Burn O' Vat walk is very short and will take you to an area where you can glimpse the waterfall through the cleft in the rocks. Many reviewers will tell you that you can then clamber over the rocks to get to the actual waterfall, and while this is true, it depends very much on how nimble and surefooted you are.
The other alternative is to follow the path up the hill to the viewpoint.

Ballogie Shop, Nr Aboyne, Ballogie AB34 5DP, Scotland +44 1339 886104
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5 based on 22 reviews

The Butterworth Gallery

This 3 star visitor attraction at Ballogie in the heart of Royal Deeside, is a family run business. It hosts a permanent display of originals,giclees, prints, cards & gifts by artists Howard Butterworth & daughter Mary.The Gallery is open Thurs- Sun 11 am - 4pm. Viewing out with these times can be made by contacting Sarah Entry to the Gallery is free, however special pre arranged visits with restricted numbers of 6 - 25 with tailored events are available as a private tour. Price on application. Bus parking available.

Reviewed By Neil-in-Alford - Alford, United Kingdom

Don't miss this small gallery if you are in the area. Beautiful local artwork by Father & Daughter artists. A wide range of art - particularly of Aberdeen and Upper Deeside.Thank you Neil for your positive feedback, a little bit late in our reply but delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the work by our artists. Hope to see you again when you next visit. Kind regards Sarah

5. Platform 22

Platform 22 Station Road, Torphins AB31 4JF, Scotland +44 1339 882807
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5 based on 50 reviews

Platform 22

Platform 22 is a family run pottery gallery, featuring our own pottery by ceramicist Emma Pattullo and a licenced coffee house in the pretty Deeside village of Torphins. Recently we have become a micro-brewery making small batches of real ales, which are available both in house or buy to enjoy at home later! Every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm in the Platform 22 forecourt we host Torphins Market. Scotland's only weekly outdoor farmers market that runs throughout the year, promoting local business, local produce and local enterprises too. Wherever your journey takes you pull in at Platform 22 and discover the "Heart of Deeside".

Reviewed By PersonalTaste - Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

What a glorious selection of home baked cakes. My dark chocolate stout cake was a real treat of sweetness, stickiness and - most of all - CHOCOLATINESS! Lovely coffee and friendly staff. Excellent!Thank you, what a lovely review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Chocolate Stout cake ~ it's my favorite cake to bake just now and adding the Belhaven Espresso Stout it gives it a wonderful rich flavour! Hope to see you again very soon!

6. Dess Waterfall

North Deeside Road, Kincardine O'Neil AB34 5AA, Scotland
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5 based on 1 reviews

Dess Waterfall

Reviewed By scaifie - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The waterfall is very attractive and is about halfway round a 4.8 mile walk which can be downloaded from the Walkingworld website. It starts close to the village Post Office and quickly takes you up in to wooded countryside overlooking Royal Deeside. The walk is moderately energetic and takes 2-2.5 hours. Kincardine O'Neil is about 45 mins by car from Aberdeen and is situated on the banks of the river Dee.

7. The Black Faced Sheep

Ballater Road, Aboyne AB34 5HN, Scotland +44 1339 887311
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

The Black Faced Sheep

Reviewed By gordondurham1 - Peterlee, United Kingdom

A characterful café and shop. A fine selection of dishes and sweet treats including a famous lemon cheesecake. The chocolate, rum and orange cake was one of the finest cakes I have eaten. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All our party were well impressed.

8. Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland +44 1339 881667
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Reviewed By thetravellingmanUk - uk

Visited the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve with my wife late last Saturday afternoon.
Free parking, an interesting Visitors Centre, toilets, Seating and picnic areas, but most of all four different walks to choose from.
The Burn O' Vat walk is on the same side of the road as the car park and Visitors Centre. We did this walk first and I have reviewed it separately.
The other three walks are accessed from the other side of the road. One can choose from the Loch Kinord Trail which is the longest at 3.7 miles, the Little Ord Trail which is 2.5 miles long, or the Parkin's Moss Trail at 1.9 miles.
Having arrived late afternoon, and already completed The Vat Trail, late afternoon was turning into early evening so we made do with the shortest trail and walked the figure of eight Parkin's Moss route.
This was a nice relaxed and peaceful walk, we met a dog walker and another couple but apart from that we had the place to ourselves to take in and enjoy the beauty of nature. Nothing too strenuous, some fairly gentle slopes and the paths were mainly gravel, narrowing down quite considerably at times, and in places giving way to a sea of purple heather. (this was during our September visit). Part of this walk includes a boardwalk.
To sum up - an all round enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend The Vat Trail too. We would have liked to have spent longer taking in the other two walks on offer but time was against us on this occasion. If you like peace, quiet, tranquillity and nature then I'm sure you will enjoy your visit here, also, allow yourself plenty of time.

9. Senses Healing & Beauty

Smiddy Cottage, Ballogie AB34 5DL, Scotland +44 7766 444338
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Senses Healing & Beauty

Senses Healing provide a range of healing & beauty treatments including Reiki, Manicures, Pedicures & Waxing. Relax in the beautiful surroundings of the tranquil rural village Of Ballogie in the heart Of Royal Deeside, Scotland.

Reviewed By Wendy C

I was a bit sceptical about Reiki but after a few treatments here I have definitely changed my mind. Very relaxing and calming. Great setting and Sandra was very friendly and explained everything to me. If you're not sure about alternative healing then give this...MoreWe're really glad that you found Reiki enjoyable & relaxing. We would love to see you back soon. Thank you.

10. Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle, Alford AB33 8JF, Scotland +44 1339 883635
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4.5 based on 301 reviews

Craigievar Castle

17th-century castle owned by the same family for over 350 years. Open April to September; access is by guided tours only. There are steep spiral stairs to the upper floors. A stunning castle in a wonderful setting, said to be the inspiration for Disney's Castles.

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Although the castle was closed when we visited, it is worth noting that the road to the castle is kept open in the close season, as is the car park, so I assume that they get visitors to do the woodland walks etc.
We came simply to see the castle, and it really is a truly lovely building. It almost looks too twee to be true, and it is important to realise that Craigievar, one of Scotland's best preserved Castles, is the real deal and was originally built as a genuine fortification.

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