Royal Deeside is an area of fairytale Scottish Castles, set amongst magnificent mountains and glens.
Walkers can discover Glen Muick, Glen Tanar and Lochnagar.
There are many events to watch on Royal Deeside including Highland Games, and Gatherings.
The old Royal Deeside railway line is now a great cycle path.
Royal Deeside Villages:-
Aboyne – the gateway to Glen Tanar.
Aboyne is at the heart of Royal Deeside, on the banks of the River Dee. Aboyne Highland Games are an annual event.
Ballater the Royal Village near Balmoral Castle.
Ballater is near to The Queen’s residence at Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle was the Scottish home of Queen Victoria.
Banchory and Crathes Castle on Royal Deeside.
Banchory is Royal Deeside’s main shopping town.
Braemar home of The Braemar Gathering.
Braemar has superb mountain scenery, and is located in The Cairngorm National Park. Glenshee Ski Centre is nearby.
Westhill is a world centre of excellence for sub sea engineering
Historic Kincardine O Neil The ruined chuch in this historic Royal Deeside village dates back to the 14th century.
Photos by Bill Bagshaw Photography Courses.
Royal Deeside villages include Aboyne, Kincardine O’Neil, Ballater, Braemar, Banchory , Tarland, Peterculter, and Torphins.
The photo above shows a member of Crann Tara dressed as a Jacobite at Braemar Castle, Royal Deeside. Crann Tara is a group dedicated to preserving Scottish history and Scottish heritage.