Royal Deeside is a very special place. Queen Victoria described it as her 'Dear Highland Paradise'. Since then it has been the holiday choice for successive British monarchs.
Travel west from Banchory, Gateway to Royal Deeside, for stunning scenery and many places of interest including the Old Royal Station at Ballater, Crathie Church, Royal Lochnagar Distillery and Balmoral Castle.
Royal Deeside is part of the Cairngorms National Park - Britain's newest and largest park. This outstanding area of high mountains, ancient Caledonian forests and sparkling rivers is home to some of our rarest birds and animals.
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