Platform 22 - Community Arts Centre & Coffee House

Arts Centres

22a Station Road, Torphins, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4JF

    Based in the village of Torphins, Platform 22 is a community based arts centre and cultural exchange with facilities that include an art gallery, ceramics studio and coffee house.

    Platform 22 opened sits on the former site of Torphins railway station; remnants of the old Deeside line are still evident in the area. The centre is the perfect place to experience the culture and hospitality of rural Aberdeenshire and discover the rich and diverse heritage of the hills and glens of Deeside.

    The gallery features work by local artists and craft-makers in a wide range of media and materials. The work on show changes throughout the year and the centre is also host to several special exhibitions.

    Ceramics are something of a speciality at Platform 22 with their own studio where gallery owner and ceramicist Emma Pattullo produces a range of wares and from where she runs a variety of popular pottery classes.

    There is also a coffee house onsite where visitors can relax and enjoy a steaming cappuccino or revive themselves with an espresso and one of the famous "gooey" chocolate brownies. 

    Gradings
    3 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Facilities

    • Smoking Restricted

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    Torphins is situated 23 miles due west of Aberdeen at the crossroads of the A980 (Banchory-Alford road) and the B993 (Kincardine O'Neil-Inverurie road). It is 2.8 miles north of the main A93 Deeside road at Kincardine O'Neil and 7.7 miles from Banchory. Inverurie, on the main A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road, is 19 miles to the north east and Alford 14 miles to the north west. Torphins is well signposted from the A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar-Perth road) to the south and the B9119 (Aberdeen-Tarland road) and A944 (Aberdeen-Alford-Strathdon road) to the north. Platform 22 is 150 meters north east of the central crossroads and roadside signs are visible from the crossroads!

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Follow A93 east from Banchory town centre towards Aberdeen. After 0.5 mile turn left onto A980 (Raemoir Road). Continue for 2.2 miles then turn left at T-junction staying on the A980. Another 4.8 miles will bring you to the centre of Torphins. At the crossroads turn right onto B993, Platform 22 is 150 meters further on the right-hand side. Alternatively take Stagecoach Service 201 or 202 from Banchory High Street to Torphins (check with driver that service goes via Torphins!).

    Getting there by railway:- Aberdeen Train Station is the closest railway station, approximately 23 miles from Platform 22, with connections north to Inverness and south to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Car hire is available from central Aberdeen. By car follow the signs for A93 (Deeside Tourist Route) and on reaching Banchory (17 miles) turn right onto A 980 (Raemoir Road). Continue for 2.2 miles then turn left at T-junction staying on the A980. Another 4.8 miles will bring you to the centre of Torphins. At the crossroads turn right onto B993, Platform 22 is 150 meters further on the right-hand side. Alternatively, from the adjacent Guild Street Bus Depot catch Stagecoach Service 201,202 or 210 to Torphins (check with driver that service goes via Torphins!).

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Aberdeen Airport is the closest airport, approximately 22 miles by car/taxi from Platform 22, with connections throughout the UK and Europe. Car hire is available at the airport. The shortest route goes cross-country following A96 towards Inverness; 3 miles from the airport turn left on to the B979. Continue for 5.7 miles through Kirkton of Skene across the A944 to the B9119. Turn right onto the B9119 and then after 9.9 miles turn left onto B993. Crossing Learney Hill head down into Torphins, Platform 22 is on the left 150 meters before the central crossroads. Alternatively take public transport (bus, train or taxi) to Guild Street Bus Depot/Aberdeen Train Station and then catch Stagecoach Service 201,202 or 210 to Torphins (check with driver that service goes via Torphins!).

    Getting there by ferry:- Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is the closest port, approximately 23.5 miles from Platform 22, with a service to Orkney and Shetland. Car hire is available from central Aberdeen. By car follow the signs for A93 (Deeside Tourist Route) and on reaching Banchory (17 miles) turn right onto A 980 (Raemoir Road). Continue for 2.2 miles then turn left at T-junction staying on the A980. Another 4.8 miles will bring you to the centre of Torphins. At the crossroads turn right onto B993, Platform 22 is 150 meters further on the right-hand side. Alternatively, from the nearby Guild Street Bus Depot catch Stagecoach Service 201,202 or 210 to Torphins (check with driver that service goes via Torphins!).

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