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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.
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.
All photos by Bill Bagshaw Photography Tuition & Mentoring Scotland.
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 has now been restored and features; amongst other things; Queen Victoria’s toilet.
Update Ballater Railway Station was largely destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May 2015
The Old Ballater Railway Station was turned into a museum.
Aberdeenshire Castles on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside
All Aberdeenshire Castles & map images copyright Bill Bagsgaw photography, all rights reserved
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
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.
Find out whats on Royal Deeside & Upper Donside by clicking on the links:-
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.
Here you can find information on leisure facilities, ancestry, activities, and photography tips and courses. There is also an appeals and sponsorships section.
Photo Courses & UK Shop Page
Many photography courses give you tired, trite answers to your questions. That’s called copying.
Bill Bagshaw photography courses teach you to be self reliant. We enable you. That’s called creativity.
Weather Forecast Aboyne, Royal Deeside & surrounding areas.
Click on the icon below (at centre top) to get a full weather forecast Aboyne, Royal Deeside and surrounding areas. You can change location to Ballater, Banchory, Braemar, etc. Persons with visual impairment may prefer to click on this link
See 1-7 day weather forecast Aboyne, 8-14 day forecasts, satellite maps, temperature charts, pressure charts, rainfall charts, humidity charts, wind speed charts, world weather & lunar phases
Aboyne frequently sets record British temperatures due to it’s location next to the Cairngorm National Park. The nearby mountains and their associated thermal currents give unique weather patterns. In winter there are ski and snowboard facilities at Glenshee and the Lecht. Deeside Gliding Club at Aboyne holds the UK record altitude height for glider wave soaring.
This page is not a Mountain Weather Forecast
Mountain weather can be very different to the glens. This forecast does not apply to mountain areas. Always check an appropriate mountain weather forecast before venturing out into our hills and mountains. Weather conditions can change rapidly. Take professional advice about clothing, footwear, waterproofs, equipment, layers, food, drink, emergency procedures and navigation. Don’t go out on the hills if bad weather is forecast. Don’t take risks. Remember mountain rescue services have a long response time, and helicopters can’t fly in adverse conditions. Don’t rely on mobile phones. Give your itinerary to an appropriate responsible person. Don’t go alone. Make sure you have large supplies of water on hot days – heat exhaustion is a serious risk. Make sure you return before it goes dark.