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Insch is a village in the Garioch area of Aberdeenshire (pronounced Geery). The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic word innis, meaning island, or in this case, firm ground in a marsh. Bennachie and the Mither Tap dominate the landscape in this part of the world. Insch is not a big place but has some fine architecture and some beautiful churches. The town also has a railway with good connections south to Aberdeen and northwest to Moray and Inverness. There is some great cycling from Insch which sits amid a network of rural roads that are very popular with cyclists.Insch is a small town but it has everything a visiting cyclist might need in terms of shops, cafe and local hotel. If visiting on a day trip, there are reasonably frequent trains here from Aberdeen that will carry bikes (book in advance for free) or if you are driving, parking is available at the railway station.