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Strathdon is rich in scenic beauty and places of interest with marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife.  There are small communities scattered throughout.   Every year, on the fourth Saturday of August, the ‘Clansmen of the Lonach Highlanders’ can be seen marching through the village of Bellabeg for the Lonach Gathering, a unique and friendly Highland Games.



The Doune of Invernochty

It is said to be one of the finest examples of Norman earthwork castles in Scotland.  It’s a 12th-century castle of which only earthworks survive situated in Strathdon, between the villages of Bellabeg and Strathdon, at the confluence of... read more

The Doune of Invernochty

The Doune of Invernochty is an earthwork castle dating from around 800AD. It is a moated motte and was a stronghold of the Mormaer of Mar and is sometimes described as the 'Citadel of Mar'.

Strathdon and Corgarff

Strathdon lies in Upper Donside in the Cairngorms National Park.  It’s an area rich in scenic beauty and places of interest with marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife.  As the River Don winds its way through, the landscape... read more

Strathdon and Corgarff

This remote and tranquil oasis boasts stunning scenery and is the perfect place for wildlife watchers and explorers looking for history and hidden gems.

Cafe

Lecht 2090 Cafe

Open every day - serving a selection of hot/cold drinks and light lunches.

Lecht 2090 Cafe

www.lecht.co.uk

Email

01975 651 440

Lecht Ski Centre
Corgarff
Strathdon
AB36 8YP

Accommodation

Tornashean

Tornashean is an elegant Edwardian lodge set in a very tranquil and beautiful location within 65 acres of fields and woodland overlooking its own beat on the River Don. The house is let by the week, very spacious and comfortable, 7 bedrooms,... read more

Tornashean

Tornashean is an elegant Edwardian lodge set in a very tranquil and beautiful location within 65 acres of fields and woodland overlooking its own beat on the River Don. The house is let by the week, very spacious and comfortable, 7 bedrooms, sleeping up to 16 people. Central heating, open fires, large kitchen, formal dining room. Large sitting room and snug. Billiards room with full sized billiards table. Dogs allowed in kitchen and kennel. Beautiful and secure gardens with lovely view down to the river. A number of really nice walks can be taken from the house.

www.scottishholidayaccommodation.com

Email

01481 265961

Tornashean, AB36 8UR
Strathdon
AB36 8UR

Bar

The Steading Bar

The Steading, Upper Donside's hidden gem. Set in the heart of Strathdon amidst some of Scotland's most majestic Highland scenery, bringing to these glens a special place to eat and drink. This quaint newly renovated pub opened the doors in the... read more

The Steading Bar

Historic, Wood burning stove, Parking, Views, Disabled access and parking, Outdoor covered and heated beer garden

www.steadingbar.com

Email

01975 651497

The Lonach Hotel
Forbestown
Strathdon
AB36 8UN

Accommodation

Belnaboth East

Belnaboth East is a dog friendly, bright, modern 2 bed-roomed bungalow, in quiet picturesque Glenbuchat, in the Strathdon area of Aberdeenshire. Perfect for walkers; secluded yet not isolated. The cottage offers spacious & comfortable... read more

Belnaboth East

Belnaboth East is a dog friendly, bright, modern 2 bed-roomed bungalow, in quiet picturesque Glenbuchat, in the Strathdon area of Aberdeenshire. Perfect for walkers; secluded yet not isolated. The cottage offers spacious & comfortable accommodation on one level, with double glazing, oil-fired central heating and an open, log burning fire. A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are welcome in the cottage by prior arrangement, and an outdoor kennel is available if required. The cottage is set in its own extensive grounds of 1 acre which are fully enclosed and laid mainly to lawn and features a small pond. there is a patio area with garden furniture and a view of Ben Newe - a great place to chill out and watch the deer and pheasants. Belnaboth East is an ideal base for exploring a wide variety of interesting and historical places, and enjoying plenty of outdoor activities. Follow the Castle Trail and the Malt Whisky Trail, visit the Lost Gallery, Alford Heritage Centre and the Grampian Transport Museum. Come for the famous Lonach Highland Gathering or the Braemar Highland Games. For the more active, there are numerous local walks as well as more strenuous walks and climbs in the Cairngorms National Park. Mountain bike trails are available nearby at the Lecht Ski Centre and Glenlivet. Or, how about a game of golf at the many courses within the Park, or a spot of fishing on the River Don. Come and relax from city life in this peaceful glen. Visit our website: http://www.strathdonholidaycottage.co.uk

http://www.strathdonholidaycottage.co.uk/

Email

01324 712 415

Glenbuchat, AB36 8TR
Strathdon
AB36 8TR

Accommodation

Weaver's Cottage

Newly refurbished cottage in picturesque Strathdon The perfect romantic hideaway to wind down and relax 1 Double bedroom, with sofa bed in lounge area Open plan living room/kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, fridge, microwave, TV... read more

Weaver's Cottage

Newly refurbished cottage in picturesque Strathdon The perfect romantic hideaway to wind down and relax 1 Double bedroom, with sofa bed in lounge area Open plan living room/kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, fridge, microwave, TV and CD player. Log Burning Stove, Patio for al fresco breakfast Eggs and fresh vegetables can be available in season. Well-behaved pets welcome Great base for walking and cycling

Email

019756 41341

Glenbuchat, AB36 8UA
Strathdon

Accommodation

Sweetheart Holiday Let

Sweetheart Cottage is a delightful one bedroom cottage. We are set in the Cairngorms National Park next to the village of Bellabeg which holds the famous Lonach Highland gathering and games that attracts over 11,000 people a year, and a stone... read more

Sweetheart Holiday Let

Sweetheart Cottage is a delightful one bedroom cottage. We are set in the Cairngorms National Park next to the village of Bellabeg which holds the famous Lonach Highland gathering and games that attracts over 11,000 people a year, and a stone throw away from the river Don which is the best trout fishing river in Europe. We have views towards the famous three hundred year old Jacobite Poldullie bridge built in 1715. Just 8 miles up the road is the Lecht Ski resort with stunning views. Sweetheart Cottage is the ideal cottage for sight seeing, fishing, walking , skiing, exploring and birdwatching or just to chill out and relax.

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/12324743?s=2y6rVB1L

Email

01975 651314

Scotsbank, AB36 8UR
Strathdon
AB36 8UR

Accommodation

Dunanfiew

2 double bedrooom ,1 ensuite, new kitchen, cosy living area Situated 2 miles up a track, perfect peaceful location, no light pollution, excellent for star gazing. Available for rent monthly or weekly from April 2015 £250 a week, monthly... read more

Dunanfiew

2 double bedrooom ,1 ensuite, new kitchen, cosy living area Situated 2 miles up a track, perfect peaceful location, no light pollution, excellent for star gazing. Available for rent monthly or weekly from April 2015 £250 a week, monthly negotiable.

Email

01975 651 452

Allargue House, Corgaff, AB36 8YP
Corgaff
Strathdon
AB36 8YP

Accommodation

Badnabein Steading

The Badnabein Steading is recently converted to a very high standard. It has four double bedrooms, two upstairs with a bathroom and two downstairs with a bathroom. It is spacious and modern with wonderful views of the hills. It is situated a mile... read more

Badnabein Steading

The Badnabein Steading is recently converted to a very high standard. It has four double bedrooms, two upstairs with a bathroom and two downstairs with a bathroom. It is spacious and modern with wonderful views of the hills. It is situated a mile and a half down a dirt track. Available for rent April – November. Christmas bookings taken, weather dependable. £600-£800 per week. For more information contact Rosey Walker at Allargue on 01975651452.

www.go-selfcatering.co.uk/badnabeinsteading

Email

01975 651452

Corgarff, AB36 8YP
Strathdon
AB36 8YP