Royal Deeside

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Scotland's Royal Valley

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In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery. Midway, in the shadow of Lochnagar mountain, lies royal Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family. Hence the name Royal Deeside

View across Royal Deeside
Royal Deeside is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland
Lochnagar by Balmoral, Royal Deeside
Lochnagar, one of the many fine Munros in Royal Deeside
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside
Royal Balmoral Castle, one of several fine castles to visit
Scottish Pipe Band
Visitor events include Scottish Pipe Bands, Highland Games and much more
Events Guide
Ballater, Royal Deeside,Scotland
There are numerous fine towns and villages in beautiful settings
Old Brig o' Dee, Royal Deeside
The fine Old Brig o' Dee, a reminder of a troubled past
Hill walking in eastern Cairngorms
A walking festival, one of many outdoor activities available in Royal Deeside

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Royal Deeside is in the heart of Scotland

Location of Royal Deeside

Much is contained within this delightful glen. The west lies within the new Cairngorms National Park while the east comprises pleasant rolling farmland. For the active there is a wide range of sporting pursuits and some great walks. For animal lovers there is some fine wildlife and birds to be seen. For the tourist there are many attractions all surrounded by beautiful scenery. Shops, restaurants and accommodation are amongst the best in Scotland.

Royal Deeside is rich with history. Here, for example, Macbeth was defeated by Malcolm Canmore who later initiated games, the descendent of which is the world famous Braemar Gathering and Highland Games, held each September.



Updated 20th May 2012


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