Banchory is a small town in Aberdeenshire. It's in the scenic Dee valley 18 miles west of Aberdeen, and its main visitor attraction is Crathes Castle. It's also a good base for visiting Balmoral Castle and Cairngorms National Park.
See Aberdeen for air, rail and road options. An hourly Stagecoach Bus 201 runs up the Dee valley from Aberdeen (Union Square) to Crathes Castle, Banchory, Ballater, Balmoral Castle and Braemar.