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Braemar Gathering takes place on the first Saturday in September. The Gathering is held at at The Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park in the centre of Braemar. The patron of The Games is Her Majesty The Queen whose Scottish residence is nearby Balmoral Castle. Events start at 9.30 a.m.
The photo shows The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh; arriving in their Bentley; at Braemar Gathering. The Royal couple are accompanied by Prince Charles.
Parking facilities are on the fields on the edge of the village. The grassy banks of The Memorial Park form a great natural vantage point. You can also buy grandstand tickets in advance (recommended).
You are advised to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion. If you are coming over Glenshee watch out for red deer. The best chance of spotting red deer in summer is in the evenings. Remember if one runs across the road it’s likely to be immediately followed by several others.
Aberdeenshire Castles on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
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Map of Aberdeenshire Castles (Royal Deeside & Upper Donside) © Bill Bagshaw
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Castle Fraser © Bill Bagshaw
Craigievar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Ruined Turret © Bill Bagshaw
Crathes Castle © Bill Bagshaw
Braemar Castle © Bill Bagshaw
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Whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
Whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside. dSider is a photo guide to Royal Deeside & Upper Donside. dSider – High quality photo features by dSider media, Bill Bagshaw Photography Courses and Bill Bagshaw Commercial Photography.
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The Must See Guide
The Must See guide is a guide to the castles, places and events on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside you shouldn’t miss.
The Spotlight Page
Whats on Royal Deeside Spotlight Page is a feature page on items of interest.
The Villages Page
Royal Deeside & Upper Donside Villages Guide. Main villages pages with local information. A guide to villages and their surrounding areas.
Whats on Royal Deeside – Events section. Also covers Upper Donside. Highland Games and major event dates.
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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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