The Sunday Times, in recent years, proclaimed Banchory as one of the best places to live in the UK - and it’s easy to see why. This historical Royal Deeside town, a mere 15 miles from Aberdeen city, enjoys an impressive setting, surrounded by breathtaking countryside yet encompasses all the benefits of a thriving, well served community - boasting excellent schools and a plethora of retail and hospitality venues.
The enviable positioning of the town certainly appeals to those who have a love of the great outdoors. Think vast, scenic landscapes, rolling hills and the pretty forest trails of Royal Deeside. The popular Scolty Hill is an absolute must for amblers and hikers to enjoy, however if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there are two famous castle trails nearby -Crathes and Drum- as well as a number of excellent golf courses, fishing facilities and superb garden centres.
In the town of Banchory itself you'll find an abundance of independent shops, restaurants, and cafés, stylish hotels and lodges, gyms and so much more. The town also benefits from excellent schools, with Banchory Academy listed as the highest performing state school in Aberdeenshire in recent years.
With such a thriving community and so many spectacular trails and landscapes - both on the doorstep and further afield - it is no surprise that Banchory has become a desirable place to call home.
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