Renowned for its regal connections, Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is the home of Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar Distillery and Crathie Kirk, all of which have attracted Kings and Queens for several centuries. Queen Victoria in particular firmly connected the Royal family to Deeside, and influences from the Victorian era can be seen throughout the area’s villages and towns.
Royal Deeside’s majesty doesn’t end there; the dramatic panoramic landscapes are a feast for the senses and just waiting to be explored. Rich history, a wealth of culture and stunning scenery combine to make sure visitors will want to return.From superb golf courses to artisan craft shops, dramatic mountains to tranquil fishing rivers, there really is something for everyone.
When should you visit? Springtime is great to explore the great outdoors, perhaps you will see the wildlife just waking up from its winter slumbers. Summer time and the hills and valleys are alive to the sound of the pipes and drums of Highland Games. Autumn clothes the valley in a kaleidoscope of colours and creates mellow light for keen photographers. Winter offers a dramatic landscape for outdoor pastimes, or the perfect excuse to curl up by the fire in one of our country house hotels or renting a lodge for an idyllic Christmas and New Year break..
Whenever you visit, make sure you come back!