This tiny village lies in the narrow upper valley of the Don, Scotland’s sixth largest river. Dominated by its church spire, it is a place for walkers, anglers, sightseers and photographers.
Nearby is the Lost Gallery, which displays modern art in a gloriously serene setting, and Candacraig Castle – Highland home of comedian Billy Connolly – and Corgarff Castle, a tower house. The latter was built in about 1530 by the Elphinstones. It was burned in 1571 by Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, killing nearly 30 people.