About Deeside, and Where to Stay

Hirn is situated in rural north east Scotland in scenic area with castles to visit, hills and forests to walk in and Pictish stones and stone circles to explore.

It is four miles from the nearest small town, Banchory, which provides a variety of accommodation and services. It is about three miles from the 16th Century Crathes Castle with its gardens, woodland walks, turrets and gargoyles.

There is no regular bus service, so transport is usually by car or taxi. We are very happy to collect you from Banchory centre and return you at the end of the day. We can also collect you from Aberdeen AirPort or Stonehaven railway station.

All courses are non-residential.

Where to stay during your weaving course, accommodation in Deeside

The B&B offering around Banchory changes so frequently the best place to look is to one of the general links below or your usual accommodation networks.

In Banchory, there is the Burnett Arms Hotel, 25 High Street Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5TD; 01330 824944; about 4 miles away, on main bus route.

Several students have stayed happily at the Banchory Legion, Ravenswood Club: tel 01330 822347.

Point Grey in Banchory offer great B&B: tel 01330 823927.

On the outskirts of Banchory the Bridge of Feugh Toll Bridge Lodge offers good quality self catering accommodation.

Otterstone B & B offers Bed and Breakfast.

About 10 minutes away by car, self catering holiday lets:

Cluny Crichton Farm

Ennets Bothy, Torphins

A bit further away, lovely locations to stay in:

Struan Hall, Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HY, 01339 885599; about 17 miles away, on main bus route.

Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages, 013398 86451; Glen Tanar, Aboyne, AB34 5EU; about 35 Minutes, 20 miles away.

Perkhill Holiday Cottages Perkhill, 01339 883 636; Lumphanan, Banchory, AB31 4RB: about 13 miles, 20-25 minutes away by car.

And for great food, meals and snacks during time away from weaving:

Buchanans Bistro at Woodend Barn 2.5 miles away, 5 minutes by car.

Useful links about more accommodation and activities within Deeside:

Royal Deeside

Deeside Community Minibus Hire