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Victorian spa resort in the heart of Royal Deeside



Kildrummy Castle

The great castle of Kildrummy was the stronghold of the Earls of Mar.
near Glenkindie
AB33 8RA


Balmoral Castle

Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.
Balmoral Estates
AB35 5TB


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
AB54 4JB


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.
AB54 4NQ


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
AB34 4SY


Tomnaverie Stone Circle FREE

A recumbent stone circle about 4000 years old.
Near Mill of Wester Coull, about 3m North West of Aboyne
AB34 4YR


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.
AB36 8TN


Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Single malt distillery on the edge of the Balmoral estate.
AB35 5TB



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