Based around a large green
where a Highland Gathering takes place each
year, Aboyne stands on the south side of the
River Dee and is the ideal location from which
to explore its picturesque surroundings. Its
13th century castle acted as a Gordon
The valley of Glen Tanar eventually leads to Glen Mark and the eastern Cairngorms, and at nearby Lumphanan lies Macbeth’s Cairn, reputed to be where Macbeth made his stand before being killed by Malcolm in the 11th century.