Royal Deeside is home to Balmoral Castle, lying in the shadow of the famous Lochnagar mountain, within the Cairngorms National Park. Balmoral Castle is where the Royal Family has for centuries, spent many holidays and 'get away from it all' time. Royal Deeside is home to some of the towns that we have featured specifically here and many more popular places include Donside, Ballater and Aboyne.
The area really does present Scotland's most stunning landscapes and its beauty is hard to beat, wherever you are in the world. The Victorian Heritage Trailtakes you to villages, landmarks and attractions that were especially connected to Queen Victoria who had a real passion for the region. Many fantastic outdoor activities are available on your doorstep and include walking, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, hill climbing, wildlife and bird watching.