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Deeside Lochnagar NSA, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Royal Deeside and high mountains
To the centre and east of Scotland. Lies within the Cairngorms National Park and borders The Cairngorm Mountains NSA.

Home to Balmoral Castle and Estate, one of the British monarch's official residences (others include Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle).

A heavily wooded area above which rise high mountains. Drive the A93 from Perth through the NSA to Aberdeen if taking a road trip. Clearly, Autumn's particularly fine.

‘Deeside’ refers to the area around the River Dee which rises on Braeriach (1296m) within the Cairngorm Mountains and flows east to Aberdeen passing Balmoral Castle and Estate on its way.

‘Lochnagar’ refers to the mountains that rise above local towns and the Royal Palace of Balmoral. Lochnagar (1154m) and, to its south, Broad Cairn (998m) are part of a mountain plateau. This mountain plateau is to the south of Balmoral and, beyond them, Loch Muick.

Caledonian Pine Forest
Queen Victoria bought Balmoral in 1848 partly to protect the ancient and beautiful woodland which is a feature of Cairngorms National Park. The area is known for its heather.

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Balmoral Castle and Estate

Located in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 5.6 miles away.

Royal estate within Deeside Lochnagar NSA which, in turn, is within Cairngorms National Park. As a result of its location, this is often referred to as 'Royal Deeside'. 50,000 acres bought in 1848. The area is famous for...

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Corgarff Castle

Located in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 14.3 miles away.

Built during the sixteenth century. Located in Aberdeenshire, east Scotland. Converted into barracks in 1748 after the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Briefly a farmhouse from 1802. Restored and managed by Historic Scotland...

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Ben Macdui, Highland

Located in Aviemore, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 19.0 miles away.

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Faunoran Cottage
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Approximately 5.3 miles away.

Rates: £353 - £717 Per Week

Just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle and across a field from the beautiful River Dee (right photograph) is this very comfortable cottage. Enjoying a peaceful setting on the very edge of the tiny village of Crath...

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Faunoran House
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Approximately 5.3 miles away.

Rates: £687 - £2,500 Per Week

Just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle and the beautiful River Dee this spacious former manse stands peacefully on the edge of the tiny village of Crathie. Set in the heart of Royal Deeside – an area closely...

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The Deeside Hotel, Ballater
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Approximately 8.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 10; Rates: £70 - £100 Per Night

Featured in the Good Hotel Guide 2010, this late Victorian residence is set within an acre of grounds in picturesque Ballater, Royal Deeside, surrounded by the beautiful Cairngorm National Park...

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