Finzean and Ballogie in Royal Deeside, Scotland

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.