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Welcome to Royal Deeside and the eastern Cairngorms National Park. We hope that once you have read these pages you'll agree that this is a very special part of Scotland.

The Dee runs west to east and is mostly bounded on both north and south by high hills with few passes. The castles of Deeside offered their owners control of east-west travellers in the valley and north-south travellers using the mountain passes.

Now those castles provide fascinating visits while the passes are used by many walkers enjoying the wonderful surroundings

Royal Deeside is home to many fine castles, including royal Balmoral Castle and several National Trust for Scotland properties. Add to these a top rated distillery visit and other visitor attractions.
  Royal Deeside overlaps the Cairngorms National Park. It abounds with beautiful scenery, picturesque sites and special nature reserves.Find out about this lovely and peaceful part of Scotland.
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Lot's of events both big and small, to participate or merely to watch. See the world-famous Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. Take part in Royal Deeside Walking Week. Dress up for Victoria Week and more.   A wide range of sporting activities are available whether you like a challenge or relaxation. Ski or climb in fine mountains; Golf or fish in beautiful surroundings; hang-gliding or 4x4 rides etc. Take your pick.
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