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Royal Deeside

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Showcasing some of Scotland's finest scenery, Royal Deeside lies in the heart of the U.K.'s northernmost country. Balmoral Castle--a summer home of the Royal Family built for Queen Victoria in 1855--remains the centerpiece of the region that earned it its royal prefix. The picturesque village of Ballater charms visitors with its Victorian center and also serves as a great home base for hill walking--same as Braemar, which lies close to the Scotland's largest ski resort Glenshee. Teaming with salmon, River Dee offers world-class fishing. A trip to Royal Deeside offers plenty of exciting options for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your United Kingdom trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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Water Body
Loch Muick Ballater
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery Ballater
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Glenshee Ski Centre Braemar
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Balmoral Castle Ballater
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Royal Deeside

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Wildlife Area
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve Dinnet
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary Alford
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Mar Lodge Estate Braemar
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Braemar Highland Safaris Braemar
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Royal Deeside

Forest
Cambus O'May Forest Ballater
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Deeside Nature Activities Ballater
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Forest
Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve Aboyne
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Ballater Golf Club Ballater
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Royal Deeside

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Castle
Braemar Castle Braemar
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
St Kentigern’s Church Ballater
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Tomnaverie Stone Circle Aboyne
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Alford Manor House Alford
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Royal Deeside

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Geologic Formation
Linn O' Dee Braemar
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Geologic Formation
Burn O'Vat Dinnet
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Creag Choinnich Braemar
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Royal Deeside

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Golf Course
Aboyne Golf Club Aboyne
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Golf Course
Braemar Golf Club Braemar
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Golf Course
Woodthorpe Hall Golf Club Alford
2.5
Duration: 2 hours