Posts Tagged: Glen Muick

Ballater & Ballater Highland Games

 

Ballater

Ballater is a quaint Victorian village near to the Royal Family’s Scottish home Balmoral Castle. Many shops and tradesmen proudly display the Royal Warrant outside their premises. Some shops are  by appointment both to Her Majesty The Queen and to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Ballater Railway Station has now been rebuilt. It was largely destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May 2015

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When the Royal Family are not in residence nearby Balmoral Castle is open to the public. and displays include Sheridan the butchers vintage car, and vintage Balmoral fire fighting equipment.

Lochnagar is a former volcanoLochnager mountain is in fact an extinct volcano and the loch beneath it is actually a volcanic crater. Lochnagar is one of Scotlands most famous mountains being imortalised as Dark Lochnagar by the poet Lord Byron, due to it's dark volcanic rock. You can walk to Lochnagar from Glen Muick. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

The whole area is adjacent to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Glen Muick & Lochnagar.

Many excellent walks set off from the Loch Muick area; including the walk to Lochnagar  – an extinct volcano depicted above.

The Deeside Line was a Victorian railway which used to take Queen Victotia to Ballater Railway Station. 
The Railway station was restored and featured; amongst other things; Queen Victoria’s toilet.

Queen Victoria's Royal toilet at Ballater railway station, Royal Deeside. Ballater station has been refurbished as a museum and features the toilet used by Queen Victoria on her railway trips to Royal Deeside. www.dsider.co.uk dSider what's on Ballater guide,Ballater photography courses by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

The Old Ballater Railway Station was turned into a museum.  Subsequently it was destroyed by fire and has now been rebuilt.

The old Ballater Victorian railway station has been refurbished and is now a museum. Ballater was the terminus of the now defunct Deeside Railway on Royal Deeside. Ballater Station even features the toilet used by Queen Victoria ! dsider.co.uk dSider online magazine, photo courses Royal Deeside (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

 

Royal Deeside Guide

 

Royal Deeside Guide

Royal Deeside guide map.
The area around The Royal Families summer residence at Balmoral Castle is called Royal Deeside. 
Royal Deeside is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Royal Deeside includes the  Braemar, Ballater and Aboyne areas.
Royal Deeside
  is centered around the upper stretches of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Castles, Royal Deeside map and Upper Donside map. Your guide to Scottish Aberdeenshire Castles. www.dsider.co.uk online whats on guide, Bill Bagshaw photography courses and photography clinics (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

Queen Victoria made Royal Deeside famous when she purchased Balmoral Castle together with her consort Prince Albert. 
The Castle was too small for Queen Victotoria and she had it rebuilt.
The present Castle was finished in 1856 and is open to the public from April to July.

Balmoral Estate covers nearly 50,000 acres and includes farms and grouse moors. 
Balmoral estate is inside The Cairngorm National Park.
Fantastic public walks lead around Glen Muick and up to Lochnagar.

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Lochnagar is a former volcano

Lochnagar can be walked to from the car park at Glen Muick, and is a former volcano. Snow can usually be found on Lochnagar for much of the year. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses. photography courses by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

Lochnagar can be walked to from the car park at Glen Muick, and is a former volcano.
Snow can usually be found on Lochnagar for much of the year.
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