Things to do in Ballater
Victorian spa resort in the heart of Royal Deeside
The great castle of Kildrummy was the stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.
St Mary's Kirk, Auchindoir FREE
One of the finest medieval parish churches in Scotland, roofless, but otherwise entire. There is a rich early Romanesque doorway.
|off the A944 between villages of Rhynie and Lumsden|
Leith Hall Garden And Estate
Built in 1650 by James Leith, Leith Hall was very much a family home, lived in, used and altered to meet the family’s needs.
Culsh Earth House FREE
A well-preserved underground passage, with roofing slabs intact over the large chamber and entrance. About 2000 years old.
|At Culsh, 1m East of Tarland on the B911937|
Tomnaverie Stone Circle FREE
A recumbent stone circle about 4000 years old.
|Near Mill of Wester Coull, about 3m North West of Aboyne|
Glenbuchat Castle FREE
A fine example of a Z-plan tower house, built in 1590. Its last laird, John Gordon, was a notable Jacobite.
|6m West of Kildrummy on the A97.|
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Single malt distillery on the edge of the Balmoral estate.☎ 01339742700
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