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SnowRoads is home to unique and stunning architecture from bothies to castles and places of worship.

Ballater

Queen Victoria fell in love with the area and built Balmoral Castle just outside the village. Today, the royal connection remains strong.  Many of the shop fronts proudly display the Royal Warrant and so you can try some local produce... read more

Ballater

In the centre of Royal Deeside, and at the heart of the SnowRoads, is Ballater. As the largest village on the eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, this thriving community makes for an ideal place to stop over with a range of accommodation options.

http://www.visitballater.com/

Braemar and Crathie

It’s a wildlife hot spot and views are often accompanied by the sound of roaring deer stag or sightings of deer, red squirrels and golden eagles.

There is the opportunity to take part in many sporting activities such as... read more

Braemar and Crathie

The mountainous village of Braemar, part of Royal Deeside, is a great base for adventure or relaxation on the SnowRoads. There’s an abundance of well-signposted, low-level walking which makes it a wonderful place for ramblers, who can look out at the many hills which surround the village and enjoy some sustenance in the cafes and restaurants.

http://braemarscotland.co.uk/

Alyth

Alyth is a small and friendly village east of Blairgowrie.  It is home to the Alyth Den, a great area for walking routes through forests and past the river. There is also great golf courses and Alyth Museum is open in summer featuring... read more

Alyth

Alyth is a small and friendly village east of Blairgowrie which is home to walking routes, golfing, hidden gems and Alyth Museum which is open in the summer.

http://www.gateway-to-the-scottish-highlands.com/VisitAlyth.html

Blairgowrie

The busy town is the main start point for the 64-mile circular Cateran Trail which follows historic drove roads used by cattle rustlers, known as caterans, and offers a network of walking routes for all... read more

Blairgowrie

Sitting on the banks of the River Ericht, Blairgowrie offers access to year-round facilities and an ideal place to begin or end your SnowRoads adventure.

https://www.discoverblairgowrie.co.uk/

Bridge of Cally

The village has a hotel, an angling book shop, a village hall and a large holiday park.  Its post office and general store is historically one of the oldest in Scotland dating back to 1841.

The hotel was originally a... read more

Bridge of Cally

The Bridge of Cally is a small village centred round the bridge over the River Ardle and sits at the junction of three glens, Glenshee, Strathardle and Glenericht. It offers amenities as well as further access to walking and the The Cateran Trail.

Packhorse Bridge

This picturesque structure spans the Livet where it tumbles through a narrow, rocky gorge at Bridgend. It is thought to have been built at the same time as nearby Blairfindy Castle. Two arches of the bridge still survive, the third having... read more

Packhorse Bridge

The Packhorse bridge provides a picturesque location for a picnic and a lovely photo opportunity.

Castle

Drumin Castle

Only two walls remain of this former stronghold of Alexander Stewart, better known as the 'Wolf of Badenoch' (1342-1406). The ruins are situated in the garden of Drumin Farmhouse. Visitors are welocme to use the 500m circular walk and to explore... read more

Drumin Castle

www.glenlivetestate.co.uk

Email

01479 870070

Glenlivet
Tomintoul
AB37 9EX

Visitor Attraction

Braemar Castle

17th Century Castle with an exciting story. Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar as his Highland hunting lodge, burned in the first Jacobite uprising, home to the leader of the 1715 rebellion and garrison for government troops after the final defeat... read more

Braemar Castle

www.braemarcastle.co.uk

Email

013397 41219

Braemar Castle
Royal Deeside
Braemar
AB35 5XR

Castle

Balmoral Castle

In 2019 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and coffee shop will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Monday 1st April until Wednesday 31st July. Opening times are from 10.00a.m. until 5.00p.m. however please note that the last... read more

Balmoral Castle

www.balmoralcastle.com

Email

+44 (0) 1339 742534

Balmoral Estates
Crathie
Ballater
AB35 5TB

Castle

Corgarff Castle

An isolated tower house in the Cairgorms that was a residence of the high-status Forbes family. After Culloden in 1746, it was converted to become a Redcoat garrison fortress, largely to suppress Jacobite activity. What to see and do: Admire the... read more

Corgarff Castle

The reconstructed barrack rooms - recreating something of the atmosphere of barrack life here in 1750, when redcoats from Pulteney's 13th Foot were stationed here.

www.historicenvironment.scot

Email

01975 651460

8 Miles W of Strathdon on A939
Corgarff
Strathdon
AB36 8YP