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

Places of interest

Kirkmichael

The village is centred around the bridge over the River Ardle.

The name Kirkmichael means ‘The Church of St Michael’ and in Gaelic Cill Mhìcheil. The village dates back over a thousand years and was at one time an important... read more

Kirkmichael

Kirkmichael is around 13 miles from Blairgowrie and is a popular destination due to its close proximity to skiing at Glenshee and Royal Deeside as well as for myriad outdoor sporting pursuits.

Activities & Attractions

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

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 recommended admission is at 4.30 p.m. approximately. We recommend that you set aside at least one and a half hours for your visit to Balmoral. This will give you time to visit the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and the coffee shop. Admission charges during 2018 will be as follows:- Adults - £11.50 Seniors / Students - £10.50 Children (5 to 16 years) - £6.00 Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £32.00 Admission charges include parking, access to the formal and vegetable gardens, the exhibitions in the stable area and largest room in the Castle, the Ballroom. The admission charges include the audio handset tour, which is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The audio tour is only available for admissions before 4.30 p.m. Please note that all other rooms within the Castle are not available to the public as these are Her Majesty The Queen's private rooms.

https://www.balmoralcastle.com

Email

+44 (0) 1339 742534

Balmoral Estates, Crathie, AB35 5TB
Crathie
Ballater
AB35 5TB

Activities & Attractions

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... read more

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 the public areas of the walled garden.

https://www.glenlivetestate.co.uk

Email

01479 870070

Glenlivet, AB37 9EX
Tomintoul
AB37 9EX

Activities & Attractions

Ballindalloch Castle

Castle & Gardens - open until 30 September 2019.

Ballindalloch Castle

Castle & Gardens - open until 30 September 2019.

https://www.ballindallochcastle.co.uk

Email

01807 500 205

Ballindalloch, AB37 9AX
Ballindalloch
AB37 9AX

Activities & Attractions

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

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 splendid isolation of the castle, which is situated at the head of remote Strathdon. Check out the star-shaped perimeter wall - the castle's most distinctive feature was added when it became a military base. Visit the reconstructed barrack rooms to imagine being stationed here in 1750 as a Redcoat from Pulteney's 13th Foot regiment. Guided tours available on site Check out a variety of souvenirs from the gift shop. Open summer only - 26th March - 30th September Admission: Adult £6, Child £3.60, Concession £4.80 Visitor parking and bus parking available

https://www.historicenvironment.scot

Email

01975 651460

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

Activities & Attractions

Braemar Castle

**The community operated Braemar Castle is now closed for a £1.5M restoration.  Funded by Historic Environment Scotland, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and local fundraising, we hope to be able to welcome visitors back to an upgraded Castle in... read more

Braemar Castle

**The community operated Braemar Castle is now closed for a £1.5M restoration.  Funded by Historic Environment Scotland, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and local fundraising, we hope to be able to welcome visitors back to an upgraded Castle in July 2023.** 17th Century Castle with an interesting history. Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar as his Highland hunting lodge. Burned in the first Jacobite uprising to keep Government soldiers away. Owned by the leader of the 1715 rebellion who raised the Jacobite standard in Braemar. Rebuilt as a garrison to house the Hanoverian troops. Then refashioned into a beautiful family home for the chiefs of Clan Farquharson, hosting royal visitors and tenants. Opened as a visitor attraction by the present Laird and his flamboyant first wife, Frances. Since 2007 Braemar Castle has been successfully run by the community, who raised funds for essential roof repairs to keep their Castle open. Local volunteers and staff have welcomed and shared their knowledge and passion for the Castle with visitors from all around the world. With its 'Raising the Standard'  project Braemar Castle is preparing to embark on its next evolution - a masterplan for the building, its grounds and a commitment to community engagement and learning.

https://www.braemarcastle.co.uk

Email

013397 41219

Braemar Castle, Royal Deeside, AB35 5XR
Royal Deeside
Braemar
AB35 5XR

Activities & Attractions

Castle Roy Trust

A free all-abilities visitor opportunity if you are planning an Event, Performance or a Visit? The Panoramic Picnic Point is a perfect place for a family outing with views along Strathspey Marquees or tepees can be erected within the walls, or... read more

Castle Roy Trust

A free all-abilities visitor opportunity if you are planning an Event, Performance or a Visit? The Panoramic Picnic Point is a perfect place for a family outing with views along Strathspey Marquees or tepees can be erected within the walls, or on the Matrimonial Meadow and Bard's Bowl

https://www.castleroy.org.uk/

Email

Nethy Bridge Cairngorms National Park
Nethy Bridge

Accommodation

Dalnaglar Castle - Dalnaglar Castle Estate

Dalnaglar Castle Estate, a ‘Royal’ staycation, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park Dalnaglar Castle nestles in the heart of Glenshee (aka 'The Fairy Glen') and provides a unique opportunity for those looking to enjoy a an... read more

Dalnaglar Castle - Dalnaglar Castle Estate

Dalnaglar Castle Estate, a ‘Royal’ staycation, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park Dalnaglar Castle nestles in the heart of Glenshee (aka 'The Fairy Glen') and provides a unique opportunity for those looking to enjoy a an exclusive, yet affordable castle experience. Guests will be viewing the neighbouring mountains and terrain enjoyed by the British Royal Family whilst at Balmoral Castle. The Castle sleeps 18 and provides the perfect setting for special occasions, family and work gatherings and wellbeing and creative retreats. Within the estate you’ll find an abundance of scenic walks including the invigorating Cateran Trail – part of which passes through the estate and is ideal for really testing out your walking boots. There’s salmon fishing on the River Shee and a private lochan ideal for paddle boarding and trout fishing. You can see Dalnaglar Castle as you drive along the infamous 'snow roads' and getting out and about from the castle you’ll find the fabulous town of Braemar, home of the ‘Braemar Gathering’ (reputedly the best Highland Games in the world) only a 30 minute drive away. There’s fabulous tourist towns, restaurants, cafes and shops all within driving distance and Balmoral Castle is well worth a visit. In the winter months, for those looking to brush up on their ski-skills, Glenshee Snowsports Centre is just ten miles away.

https://www.dalnaglar.com/

Email

01250 882 303

Glenshee Blairgowrie PH10 7LP
Glenshee

Castle

Glenbuchat Castle

A Z-plan tower house, built in 1590. Former laird, John Gordon, was a notable Jacobite.

Glenbuchat Castle

01667 460 232

Glenbuchat
Strathdon
AB36 8