Finzean and Ballogie are two small villages surrounded by estates situated on the scenic South Deeside Road (B976).
Ballogie is home to the oldest bridge – Potarch Bridge – on Deeside and the Butterworth Gallery, which displays local artists. Potarch Inn, locally known “Potties” is home to the famous Dinnie Stones.The stones weighing a total of 785lbs were carried by Donald Dinnie the “first sporting super star” in 1860.
Finzean is the subject of many well-known landscape paintings by the Victorian artist Joseph Farquharson, whose family have owned Finzean Estate since the 17th century. The Finzean Farm Shop and Tearoom showcases a wealth of local produce, including home-reared beef, Finzean wild venison, game and rabbit, local vegetables, award winning cheeses, hand-baked bread, pork, free range eggs, Finzean honey and preserves.
Both estates pride themselves on being tourism destinations for outdoor activities from fishing and shooting, to horse-riding and biking. Finzean and Ballogie are joined by the Deeside Way, and contain a variety of offering self-catering holiday cottages throughout the picturesque countryside painted by Joseph Farquharson and Howard Butterworth.