Some of you may have seen an earlier query and that lead to a wonderful recommendation which was unfortunately unavailable for our June dates. It did help me refine our desired location however so I'm asking again in the Aberdeenshire Forum.....
I'd love some recommendations for particularly nice places (I know that's subjective) to stay in or close to Royal Deeside. I'm thinking of high end B&Bs or small country house hotels. Good evening dining in the area (not necessarily part of the lodging) is a big plus. One of our goals is to be able to enjoy both the Malt Whisky Trail and the Castle Trail - this location seems to provide good driving access to both.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.