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In and around Banchory - A Royal Deeside Village

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A strong community spirit awaits your visit with a community hub in the Scott Skinner Square. A good selection of shops, eating establishments, activities and accommodation, can be found & it continues to be a popular holiday destination. Hill walkers and geocachers are in their element on nearby Scolty Hill or one of the higher peaks such as Clachnaben.

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Family Fun in and around Royal Deeside these October Holidays

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Looking for things to do with the family over the school holidays? Yes then read on…. Here are our suggestions for fun ideas to do in and around Royal Deeside most of which are even Free! Crathes Castle - photo by Jim Henderson Take a picnic, visit a Castle grounds, walk, play & search for wildlife. Choose from our Royal Deeside Passportour participating castles Braemar Castle, Crathes Castle, Drum Castle and the many more on the Castle Trail.   Burn O'Vat - photo by Jim Henderson Visit the Burn O Vat at Muir of Dinnet, find & explore the hidden cave behind waterfall.    Cycle along...

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Exploring the Ancient History to Finding Scottish Ancestral Connections in Royal Deeside

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  Kinord Celtic Cross, Muir of Dinnet - Photography by Jim Henderson of CrookTree The present landscape of Royal Deeside has been formed by several hundred generations of hunters, herdsmen, farmers and foresters. Traces of some of their houses, farms, religious sites or burial monuments survive beside more recent features such as castles, industrial sites, kirks or military installations from the last war. The area is rich in prehistory with megalithic sites, notable from the earliest period of recorded history as well as several Roman sites. Evidence of ancient Stone Age and Pictish inhabitants abounds, especially near Loch Kinord.   ...

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In the footsteps of a King...Macbeth in Royal Deeside

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Lumphanan on Royal Deeside is strongly connected with Macbeth, no not the Macbeth that Shakespeare embellished as an evil tyrant, but the real King Macbeth, who ruled Scotland from 1040–1057.  

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Royal Deeside The Singing Land

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Deeside has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to music and song. From its source, high on Braeriach to its mouth at Aberdeen, the river Dee could be described as a river of song; such is the wealth of music and song that follows her course to the North Sea. Two of Scotland's great fiddlers and composer's were born on Deeside; Peter Milne "the Tarland Minstrel," to whom Paul Anderson is related and his most famous pupil James Scott Skinner "the Strathspey King." Both players had successful careers and both performed for Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle but Skinner...

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