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Aberdeenshire Castles on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
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Map of Aberdeenshire Castles (Royal Deeside & Upper Donside) © Bill Bagshaw
Balmoral Castle © Bill Bagshaw Schottische Schlösser
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Castle Fraser © Bill Bagshaw
Craigievar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Ruined Turret © Bill Bagshaw
Crathes Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Braemar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Kildrummy Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Glenbuchat Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Drum Castle © Bill Bagshaw
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.
Prince Charles also has his own property on Royal Deeside at Birkhall near Balmoral. Birkhall was the former residence of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
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.
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.
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