Project Description

ROYAL DEESIDE

This is a very special part of Scotland, not so widely covered by many of our tour operators. Royal Deeside is a magnificent valley which follows the River Dee from the Cairngorm Mountains to the North Sea at Aberdeen. The river flows through some of Scotland’s finest scenery and passes in the shadow of Lochnagar Mountain and Balmoral Castle, the Scottish Highland home of the Royal Family, hence the name “Royal Deeside.” Your journey here from the south has the added bonus of taking you through Glenshee where the landscape is both rugged and spectacular.

This tour is a must for those with a love of Beautiful scenery, Castles and of course the Royal Family. Even the whisky distillery here has a Royal connection.

HIGHLIGHTS

Glenshee – (Glen of the fairies) this place is wild, romantic and unbelievably beautiful

Balmoral Castle & Estate – (Open April to July inc.) Highland home of H.M.The Queen

Royal Lochnagar Whisky Distillery – visited & enjoyed by Queen Victoria

Ballater – Beautiful little town with its Royal Station and an abundance of shops bestowed by “Royal Appointment”

Crathie Kirk – The foundation stone of this church was laid in 1893 by Queen Victoria and is used for worship by the Royal Family today.

Crathes Castle – An iconic fairy tale 16th Century castle set in stunning 4 acre gardens

Drum Castle – This dates back to the 13th Century, with later additions it gives you an architectural history of Scotland

These are just a sample of places you can visit. There are also Hidden Lochs, Forest Trails and majestic mountains to climb(if you feel up to it).

All easier accessible by car than coach.

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