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  HOTELS LocationRating
+ Marcliffe Pitfodels 5*
01224 861000

The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa is Aberdeens only 5 star VisitScotland hotel as is set in scenic Royal Deeside but only 3 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. With 40 rooms and suites the hotel is designed as a restful, elegant refuge for both the business and leisure traveller. For Scottish Beef (aged a minimum of 35 days) and cut to suit, along with local fish, lobster and seafood, you need go no further than the Conservatory Restaurant. To complement your dining experience, you may choose from a very interesting and extensive wine list with over 400 bins. Should you desire an after-dinner digestive, why not sample one of 100 plus single Malts from the Drawing Room Bar.

+ Maryculter Ho near Aberdeen
Maryculter Ho
01224 732124

A warm Scottish welcome awaits you in this charming, privately owned country house (dating from 12th century). Set in beautiful landscaped grounds, nestling on the banks of the River Dee in Royal Deeside, home of Scotland's castle, golf and whisky trails

+ Old Mill Inn Maryculter
Old Mill Inn
01224 733212

An historic 200 year old family run country inn only 5 miles west of Aberdeen, on the edge of the famous River Dee. The hotel has been extensively refurbished to provide a high level of comfort and personal service in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

+ British Legion Banchory
British Legion
01330 822 347

Ravenswood has 12 bedrooms, 10 with en-suite, all with tea/coffee making facilities. Excellent dining facilities, two spacious bars, pool table and seperate snooker room.

+ Learney Arms Nr Banchory 2*
Learney Arms
01339 882202


You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome from Mr & Mrs Johnston in their tastefully refurbished, family run hotel. Set amidst spectacular scenery, the peaceful village of Torphins is 22 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. Torphins has its own attractive 9 hole golf course and excellent bowling green.

+ Douglas Arms Banchory
Douglas Arms
01330 822547

Welcoming family-run hotel set in the heart of Deeside, just a short walk from the banks of the River Dee. We pride ourselves on friendly service, great food, good wine & extensive selection of malt whiskies. Off-street parking.

+ Boat Inn Aboyne
Boat Inn
01339 886137

A Scottish Inn situated right on the banks of the River Dee in Aboyne, Royal Deeside. Providers of first class hotel accommodation in Aboyne, It has retained many original features such as exposed granite fireplaces and internal pine work. The Boat inn has 6 comfortable bedrooms and is a favourite destination for visiting anglers offering competitively priced accommodation and great food.

+ Banchory Lodge Banchory 4*
Banchory Lodge
01330 822625

A beautiful Georgian mansion set amidst lush tree-lined gardens on the banks of the River Dee and mouth of the River Feugh, offering breath taking garden and river views. Banchory Lodge offers 22 spacious, individually furnished en suite bedrooms where the true meaning 'of a good night's sleep' is re-discovered. Our Lounge and Dining Room offer mouth watering, soul satisfying food. Complimentary WI-FI is also available. Whether visiting for lunch or dinner or staying the night, the team, at Banchory Lodge offer the warmest Royal Deeside greeting.

+ Loch Kinord Dinnet 3*
Loch Kinord
01339 885229

The Loch Kinord Hotel is THE place to stay whist fishing the Dee. This family run and managed former Victorian hotel offers open fires, fine dining & wines and a great selection of Malt Whisky. Only 2 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats, especially Dinnet & Glen Tanar water. Everything for the angler is provided including rod storage and boot drying, and flexible meal times. Also packed lunches or riverside catering is possible. The hotel has 19 bedrooms which are being regularly upgraded to a high standard of decor and facilities including free WiFi throughout. Also on the grounds, self catering log cabins offer additional accommodation and ideal for weeklong or short stays. Whether travelling as an individual or a group, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome at the Loch Kinord Hotel. Please ask for our special 7 night fishing package as these rates are not promoted elsewhere!

+ Feughside Inn Strachan by Banchory
Feughside Inn
01330 850225

Donald & Catherine Callander welcome you to the Feughside Inn Hotel situated on the quiet, picturesque banks of the Feugh. The Feughside Inn Hotel is a serene getaway in the Royal Deeside. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, you'll be warmly welcomed. The hotel is a convenient 30 minute drive from Aberdeen, a bustling city with lot's of things to do and see. Visit Ballater, Balmoral castle, enjoy walks, fishing and golf or just soak up the scenery. Eight very comfortable rooms with meals served in our conservatory restaurant.

+ Commercial Tarland
01339 881922

Situated just 5 minutes drive away from the River Dee the Commercial is a very popular venue for visiting anglers looking for an excellent base whilst on Deeside. There are friendly staff waiting to give you a warm welcome and ensure you have an enjoyable stay. The hotel caters for groups of up to 8 anglers in very comfortable newly refurbished rooms to a high standard, with en-suite facilities and a Visit Scotland 3 star rating. There is quality dining using top local fresh produce and a Sunday carvery with meals served all day, until very late to suit your angling day as the owners are keen anglers themselves. There are 3 bars and a beer garden, pool table, large screen TV and Freeview in all the rooms as well as free wifi internet connectivity. There are drying and laundry facilities as well as rod storage and secure car parking and pets are welcome. Please view our website on the link provided.

+ Tor Na Coille Banchory
Tor Na Coille
01330 822242

The hotel has 25 individually styled rooms that have all been fully refurbished yet each has its own character and distinct charm enhanced by the period furniture and unique shape with the majority of them enjoying views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. They are equipped with modern amenities including digital TV, wi-fi, hairdryer, iron and board along with bathrobes, toiletries and hospitality tray. There are a selection of rooms that include classic, deluxe, master deluxe and suites each with something that makes it unique whether it’s the four poster, sleigh bed, rolltop bath, spectacular fireplace, or just the sheer size and space. Head Chef, Colin Lyall and his team have built up an enviable reputation for producing quality dishes to a consistent standard, combining both contemporary and classic favourites in an innovative way, using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce from Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside. The hotel has two dining areas to choose from and the same menu is offered in both. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the classic contemporary styled lounge area with its large sofas and comfortable soft chairs, enjoying views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. In the winter months cosy up beside the burning log fire.

  B&B LocationRating
+ Lairhillock Lodge Aberdeenshire B&B
Lairhillock Lodge
01569 731866

Located in Royal Deeside only 20 minutes from Aberdeen set within its own grounds you will find pristine, modern rooms, en-suite bathrooms with walk in showers. Adjacent is the Lairhillock Inn where guests can eat or relax in the Snug Bar. Comfortable accommodation in a quiet location.

+ Culter Fishing Lodge Culter and Tilbouries
Culter Fishing Lodge

07835 444 717

The Lodge located in the grounds of Maryculter House Hotel has 6 en-suite rooms, 4 doubles and 2 twins, tastefully decorated to a high standard. Food & drink is available in the main hotel. Rod box and drying facilities. Perfect for Culter and Tilbouries Beats

+ Drumgesk B&B Dess, Aboyne 2*
Drumgesk B&B
01339 886203

Enlarged and refurbished Scottish croft house, built in 1899, with a family suite and double-bedded room with en suite bathrooms. A warm and welcoming family home with a beautiful dining room, large drawing room and a country kitchen. No smoking.

+ Lochton Ho Banchory
Lochton Ho
01330 844543

Anglers are welcome in Lochton House, 4m from Crathes. Double glazed en suite accommodation in a separate adjoining annexe. Spacious lounge/dining room for sole use of residents quite separate from family accommodation. Extensive breakfast menu.

+ Park Ho Drumoak
Park Ho
01330 810203.

Park House is situated 12 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the Dee. The house sleeps 14 people in 7 twin/double en suite rooms. We welcome parties of all sizes for stays of any duration. Park is renowned for its excellent cuisine and extensive wine cellar.

+ Mill of Dess Lodge Middle Dee
Mill of Dess Lodge
01763 264249

A PERFECT SCOTTISH RETREAT IN ROYAL DEESIDE. The Mill of Dess Lodge near Aboyne is fully staffed, fully catered and offers 10 luxurious en suite double bedrooms individually designed and named after a fishing beat on the adjacent river Dee. Each room has Wifi, phone and a jewellery safe. Guests can chose any accommodation option from bed and breakfast to exclusive use. Dinner is available at just £35 pppn and prepared by the in-house chef using, where possible, the finest local ingredients.

+ Lys Na Greyne Aboyne Five Star
Lys Na Greyne
+44 (0)1339 886502

LUXURY 5* BED & BREAKFAST IN ROYAL DEESIDE Lys-Na-Greyne is an exceptional Edwardian house situated on the banks of the Dee looking westward up the valley. Six en-suite rooms available, secure private parking, a rod room and drying facilities. Guest lounge with wood burner and complimentary dram as well as an extensive breakfast menu.

  Self Catering LocationRating
+ Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages nr Aboyne 4*
Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages
01339 886451

Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages is the ideal place to stay while you are fishing on the Dee. Six self catering cottages sleeping 2 to 8 people and furnished to a high standard, with central heating and log burning stoves. Open all year; short breaks are available during low season. Glen Tanar Estate has four beats on the upper stretch of the River Dee.

+ Northfold Lodge Tarland
Northfold Lodge


Northfold Lodge welcomes anglers. This comfortable double glazed house sleeps up to 12 people and is set in a large child-friendly garden surrounded by lovely views. It is located a mile from Tarland, about 5 miles from Aboyne and 10 miles from Ballater on Royal Deeside. There is plenty for non-fishing members of the family to do. Self-catering is easy in its large well equipped kitchen.

+ Potarch Lodge Aboyne
Potarch Lodge
01339 886497

Potarch Lodge is a traditional granite property that has recently been sympathetically refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The property is situated on Ballogie Estate, in the heart of Royal Deeside, close to the River Dee. This beautifully furnished and well equipped self-catering property sleeps 14 guests in 7 en-suite bedrooms. It benefits from an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, a separate lounge, a wood burning stove, oil central heating and an enclosed garden

+ Finzean Estate Nr Banchory and Aboyne 4*
Finzean Estate

The Estate rents two beautifully furnished holiday cottages located within the secluded grounds of Finzean Estate on South Deeside, midway between Banchory and Aboyne. One sleeps 6 and the other 4. Lets are Sunday to Sunday. Ready made meals available from the Estate's Farm Shop.

+ Tornacraig Ho Aboyne
Tornacraig Ho
07971 174316

Tornacraig sleeps 8 in 4 twin bedrooms, it is laid out for fishing parties, large kitchen/dining, 2 bathrooms & one shower. House is between Ballater & Dinnet on South Deeside Road.

+ Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages Aboyne 2 & 3*
Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages
01339 885341

We are pleased to accommodate many fishermen amongst our regular visitors who appreciate the comfort and convenient locations of our holiday cottages. Sunday to Sunday bookings are available for spring fishing. See our website for further information.

+ Inchmarlo Resort Banchory
Inchmarlo Resort
01330 82 7080

The self-catering Villas at Inchmarlo Resort offer visitors an ideal base in Royal Deeside, situated in woodland surroundings just outside Banchory. Anglers and their families can also take advantage of superb golf opportunities on site, as well as eating in the Tee Room Restaurant, located a short walk from the Villas.

+ Tanar View Glen Tanar
Tanar View
07748 767700

Situated minutes away from the Craigendinnie beat, Tanar View is a bright, spacious and fully equipped apartment with stunning views over Glen Tanar. The apartment has two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with adult sized bunks, a shower room, fully equipped kitchen plus an attractive open plan living and dining area with wood burning stove (logs are provided). Tanar view is in a peaceful rural location but only five minutes drive away from the nearest pub and the town of Aboyne. Open all year for both weekly and short breaks.

+ Birkelunn Between Ballater and Dinnet
01339 886451

Situated in a secluded setting with birch trees and superlative views of the Dee Valley, this charming original Norwegian log cabin was built in 1938 for Lady Glentanar. Traditionally furnished, Birkelunn offers a large cosy sitting room with open fire, TV and many pieces of original furniture. The separate dining room has recently been extended and now includes a serving area with extra storage. The dining room is connected by a hatch to the kitchen which includes a gas hob, and electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction. There are five twin bedded rooms and a single bedroom with extra bed available. Birkelunn has three bathrooms, each with a shower. Other features include gas central heating, wi-fi, garage with chest freezer and drying cabinets, dog kennel and parking. Linen, towels and logs are provided

+ Braehead Cottage Between Ballater and Aboyne
Braehead Cottage
01339 886451

Situated just above the Long Pool at Cambus O May, this charming cottage has recently been refurbished to the highest standards. It offers fishing parties the ideal staging post for their week on the Dee, but is also ideal for non fishing parties wishing to make the most of what Royal Deeside has to offer. Be it Gliding, Walking, Bird watching or anything else, Braehead Cottage will be the ideal home from home. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction.


Glenbardie House and Glenbardie Bothy are the perfect places to stay when coming to Royal Deeside. They sit at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill on the edge of the Victorian market town of Ballater, the centre of which is just 600 metres away. Glenbardie House has six bedrooms, four ensuite, with one shared bathroom and one shower room on the ground floor near the back door, while the smaller Glenbardie Bothy sleeps six in three bedrooms, one ensuite. Both properties are comfortably furnished, well equipped and suit anglers, skiers and holiday makers alike.

+ Cairngorm Lodges
Cairngorm Lodges
07583 436040

Cairngorm Lodges are the ideal self catering location for your fishing holiday. A brand new development of 5 luxury self catering forest lodges set in their own individual Scots Pine woodland plots in the heart of Royal Deeside. Each sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and are available for short breaks for anglers. All are pet friendly and designed by a local architect. Only 10 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats of the River Dee. Situated on the boundary of Cairngorms National Park, the only immediate neighbours you will have will be the local wildlife - red squirrels are a daily sighting by the lodges! The forest lodges come with your own pine forest, crystal clear spawning stream and walks in the woodland estate of Blelack!

+ Deeside Woodland Lodges Dinnet 3*
Deeside Woodland Lodges
01339 885229

Our newly built log cabins are an ideal base when on Royal Deeside. Each has 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 and offers a large open kitchen, lounge dining area. The lodges are located behind the Loch Kinord Hotel and overlook the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve. If you haven't got time to cater for yourself but want the extra space that the lodges offer, food & drinks are available at the hotel. Only 2 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats, especially Dinnet & Glen Tanar water. Everything for the angler is provided including rod storage and boot drying, and flexible meal times in the hotel. Also packed lunches or riverside catering is possible. Flexible arrival dates and weeklong or short stays available.

+ Lime Tree Cottage Drumoak
Lime Tree Cottage
01330 810203

Lime Tree Cottage is a delightful base for fishers who want to maximise their time on the water being only 5 minutes from the river via private track. The cottage is fully furnished providing 1 double room and 1 single room with a shared bathroom on the first floor. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, lounge and drying room. Heating is by the Park biomass system which keeps it warm and comfortable. 2016 price on a self catering basis: Cottage rate per night £122.50 (£40.83 per person per night)* A camp bed can be provided in the single room for a surcharge of £35.00 per night. *Please note the cottage must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

+ Mill of Dess Cottage Aboyne
Mill of Dess Cottage
01763 264249

Sleeps 4 people in 2 twin bedrooms with a recently refurbished kitchen which is equipped for self-catering. Central heating and an upgraded hot water tank will be installed during the coming winter to add to guest comfort in 2016. The cottage offers a casual but charming sitting/dining room with a wood burner and TV and a rod room steeped in fishing history. Of particular interest is the south facing bay window offering wrap-around views up and down stream. From £750/week. For more information, please contact Antonia McKinley

+ Shieling Beag Banchory
Shieling Beag
01556 504030

This first-floor studio apartment within a detached house at Banchory makes a wonderful holiday base. The luxury accommodation of open plan living room and bedroom, open plan kitchen dining area, and a spacious bathroom, provides excellent facilities for two people. There is also use of a private attractive garden to the rear. Within a short distance from the apartment you can enjoy the wonderful riverside or woodland walks. Ideal for fishing the River Dee. Sleeps 2 in either a King size bed or as a Twin bedroom. Sorry dogs not accepted.