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Dinnet


Aberdeenshire

A hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Dinnet lies at a crossroads in Royal Deeside, mid way between Aboyne and Ballater. The Burn of Dinnet, which issues from Loch Davan, joins the River Dee at the Mill of Dinnet. Dinnet lies within the Cairngorms National Park, while the Deeside Way passes to the south of the settlement following the route of the former Royal Deeside Railway. To the north of the Dee and west of the settlement is the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve which protects birch and pine woodlands, together with a series of post-glacial landforms. Dinnet House, located a mile (1.5 km) to the southwest, was built in 1890 for the MP Charles Wilson, later Lord Nunburnholme. The Loch Kinord Hotel dates from 1885 and comprises 21 rooms over two floors, together with holiday chalets in the grounds. Dinnet Church was built in 1875 for Sir William Cunliffe Brooks of Glen Tanar House but was converted to domestic use 2003-05. The former railway station remains, complete with overgrown platforms. This served as the Dinnet and Kinord Estate Office until it moved to the gatehouse of Dinnet House in 2015.


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