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Strathdon 

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.

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

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 goes from farmland to dramatic woodland lined with birch and pine and moorland.  A photographer’s dream, especially in the spring and autumn when the contrasts are most marked.


There are small communities scattered throughout Strathdon, the largest being Bellabeg.  Every year on the fourth Saturday of August the ‘Clansmen of the Lonach Highlanders’ can be seen marching through the village for the Lonach Gathering, a unique and friendly Highland Games.


Strathdon is steeped in history and visitors can discover stories of the past and stunning views at Corgarff and Glenbuchat Castles and explore the Doune of Invernochty, one of the finest examples of Norman earthwork in Scotland.  Nearby the Lecht Ski Centre offers activities year-round, including skiing and snowboarding in winter and mountain biking in the summer.

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Places of interest

Castle

Glenbuchat Castle

A Z-plan tower house, built in 1590. Former laird, John Gordon, was a notable Jacobite.

Glenbuchat Castle

01667 460 232

Glenbuchat
Strathdon
AB36 8

Strathdon Holiday Lodges

Email

019756 51244

Forbestown, AB36 8UN
Strathdon
AB36 8UN

Accommodation

Waterside Lodge

Waterside Lodge

Email

019756 51241

Strathdon, AB36 8XA
Strathdon
AB36 8XA

B and B and Guest House

Smithy Cottage and Red House

Smithy Cottage and Red House

Email

019756 51312

Heughhead
Strathdon
AB36 8XJ