Dinnet is a small but popular holiday village lying between Aboyne and Ballater.
Dinnet is an ideal walking and cycling base within the Cairngorms National Park given its proximity to Loch Kinord, Loch Davan and Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve, where you can often spot ospreys and otters. Don't miss the Burn O'Vat, a spectacular geological feature molded by melting water in the last Ice Age. A visitor centre has displays on the surrounding geology and natural history.
The 9th century Kinord Stone, which can be seen on the shores of Loch Kinord, is thought be many to be the finest example of a Celtic symbol stone in the UK and reflects the rich and ancient history of the area. The loch also boasts an Iron Age crannog or man-made island that dates back to the first millennium AD, and Castle Island was once a royal stronghold dating back to the 11th century and the days of MacBeth, who was a real king of Scotland and not jjust a Shakespearian character.