Top recommended things to see in Royal Deeside

In this unique environment we are sure you will agree that Royal Deeside offers the very best for that special and memorable Grampian touring and sightseeing experience

And here are just a few visitor attractions which can be easily reached from the hotel – Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve, Balmoral Castle, Lochnagar, The Lecht and Glenshee ski-ing areas, The Dufftown and Strathspey steam railways (and others), Crathes Castle and Gardens, Old Fettercairn Distillery, Rothiemurchus Estate & Highland farm, the granite city of Aberdeen, Inverness and Loch Ness, birdwatching, great forest walks, Craigellachie nature reserve, eight fine golf courses; two lovely lochs nearby; Speyside whisky trail, Grampian Castle trail, Victorian Heritage trail, world class hillwalking, wonderful arts and photography opportunities, gliding, great loch and river fishing and superb game and mixed shooting/stalking… and so much more. The National Trust looks after a wide range of properties in the area. The main Trust properties in Aberdeen and Royal Deeside are as follows:

Castle Fraser and Garden

Craigievar Castle

Crathes Castle and Garden

Drum Castle and Garden

Fyvie Castle

Haddo House

Leith Hall and Garden

Mar Lodge Estate

Pitmedden Garden

Royal Deeside Woodland Lodges

Lovely Woodland Self Catering Lodges in Royal Deeside

Our self catering log cabins are set in the Heart of Royal Deeside at the Eastern Gateway to the Cairngorm National Park. Located in the wee rustic village of Dinnet, our Woodland Lodges make an ideal base to visit and explore the many sporting and tourist activities Royal Deeside has to offer

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