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Victorian Heritage in Royal Deeside

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It is not that unusual for inspiring monarchs to leave their mark on the land where they once ruled. Scottish place names with royal connections abound, and from the Picts, Scots and Vikings right through to modern times different rulers have brought their regal names to the areas of land where they once held sway. Deeside, particularly because of the association of Queen Victoria, simply became known as Royal Deeside. Historical records show that the area has been a favourite holiday destination of the Royal Family ever since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert first visited and fell in love with...

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Burns Night in NE Scotland

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A "Burns Supper" is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns the author of many Scots poems. Traditional suppers are held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, "Rabbie Burns Day" However, in principle, celebrations may be held at any other time of the year.

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A Scottish Wedding in Royal Deeside?

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Royal Deeside offers truly unique and memorable locations for having your dream Scottish wedding in the Highlands. The choice of location is endless, below are some of the stunning wedding venues. Celebrate from a fairytale wedding in a pink castle to being married in the great outdoors at an exclusive use retreat with luxury accommodation for close family. 

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Highland Games & Shows around Royal Deeside this Summer

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Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky - all of which feature heavily at any gathering.  Highland games in their current form date to 1867, but it seems likely that the Victorian event was merely a revival of a much older tradition that ceased after the suppression of clan customs following the 1745 Jacobite rising. The oldest free Highland Games in Scotland is held each June in Ceres and began under a Charter awarded by Robert the Bruce in recognition of the villagers' support at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  Today the games are noted...

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Wander as you please through Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms.

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Royal Deeside an area blessed with its fair share of unspoilt and special landscape. Part situated within the wonderful setting of the Cairngorms National Park and part in the fresh rolling landscapes of Aberdeenshire, the area really has the best of both environments and worlds.

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