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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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Myths and Magic in Royal Deeside

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Crathes Castle - Visit Scotland With Halloween all around us this 31st October, our blog reflects on Myth & Magic of the area. Myths and magic are so tightly woven into Scotland's history that it's sometimes impossible to separate reality from legend. Beyond the official histories are the stories that were passed on by word of mouth, of ghosts and witches and curses... Scottish Witch Hunt from the National Library of Scotland Royal Deeside is no different and has had its fair share of tales, too many to retell here. However when witch-hunting mania swept the northeast of Scotland in the late 16th...

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Scottish Highland Gathering Traditions Are Alive & Well in Aberdeenshire

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The Lonach Gathering has the reputation of being Scotland’s friendliest Highland Games and is a celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture.

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