Dinnet will inspire you with a host of walking opportunities and stunning lochs and vistas.
A small village which packs a punch, Dinnet wows its visitors with idyllic vistas, rugged crags and luscious lochs. It’s particularly popular with holiday-makers due to its ideal situation next to the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve and the Glen Tanar and Dinnet Estates and amenities including hotel, restaurant and antique shop.
It has royal connections, with Queen Victoria having been an avid fan and visitor. Dinnet also has a rich literary history. The great romantic poet Byron, for example, spent time here as a boy and later encapsulated its beauty in his verse.
A magical mecca for wildlife, the reserve is classified as an area of special scientific interest and there’s a good chance of spotting osprey, deer, damselflies and even an otter.
There are many sites to explore for the budding historian and archaeologist too with hidden gems such as the Kinord Cross, Tomnaverie Stone Circle, Burn O’Vat and the Tullich Symbol Stone. The Crannog at the north end of the Loch Kinord is said to be once a prison, affording inmates some of the best views in Britain.
Outdoor activities such as golf, skiing, walking, mountain biking, fishing, shooting and stalking are popular here.