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In and around Ballater - A Royal Deeside Village

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In and around Ballater - A Royal Deeside Village

Ballater has an enduring charm that doubtlessly contributed to the Royal decision to buy an estate close by. It is an attractive village, surrounded by hills and mountains, and enjoys a warm climate over the summer months. This weekend enjoy the Ballater Winter Festival.

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In and around Aboyne - a Royal Deeside Village

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In and around Aboyne - a Royal Deeside Village

Whilst visiting Aboyne take the opportunity to visit George Strachans Ltd who have one of the finest ranges of whiskies, gins and beers in the North East. If exploring the great outdoors then a trip to Hilltrek Ltd, an outdoor clothing & equipment specialist offering high quality tailor-made outdoor wear. 

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In and around Banchory - A Royal Deeside Village

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In and around Banchory - A Royal Deeside Village

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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Family Fun in and around Royal Deeside these October Holidays

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

  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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