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The Queen’s castle, Balmoral, is in the small hamlet of Crathie and is a fantastic visitor attraction.  Also you can take a peak inside the church the royals attend when they are in the area, Crathie Kirk.  Look out for red squirrels and other wildlife in the surrounding forests.



Glas Allt Waterfall

These picturesque falls can be found flowing into Loch Muick on Balmoral Estate. Take the circular route around the loch to see the waterfall and Glas Allt Shiel House built by Queen Victoria.

Loch Muick
Balmoral Estate

Crathie Kirk

The Kirk is situated across the River Dee from Balmoral Castle on a raised elevation. 

There have been places of worship in Crathie since the 6th Century. You can still see the remains of the 14th Century Church... read more

Crathie Kirk

Crathie Kirk is a Church of Scotland place of worship most well known for regular visits by the Queen and Royal Family when they are in residence at Balmoral Castle.

http://braemarandcrathieparish.org.uk/crathie-kirk/

01339 742208

Crathie Kirk
Crathie
Ballater
AB35 5UL

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/

Self Catering

Tomidhu

Full of character and charm, Tomidhu is a modernised traditional farmhouse providing self-catering accommodation for 6-8 people. It is located in the hamlet of Crathie less than one mile from Balmoral Castle and on the doorstep to a wealth of... read more

Tomidhu

Bedrooms,two doubles,one twin Sofa bed also available in one of the living rooms Modern well equipped kitchen Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer Wood burning stoves fitted in living rooms Private parking for three cars Private fenced garden Covered storage for bicycles, skis, etc. TV and DVD

www.cairngormlight.co.uk

Email

07814 233316

Tomidhu
Crathie
AB35 5UL

Self Catering

Crathie Opportunity Holidays

We have four specially designed and equipped self-catering holiday cottages situated in a beautifully paved courtyard looking over the River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It is the perfect destination for people with... read more

Crathie Opportunity Holidays

We have a wide range of special equipment available at no extra charge including shower chairs, mobile hoists, stand-aid, monkey pole, pressure relief mattress etc.

http://www.crathieholidays.org.uk/

Email

+44 (0) 13397 42100

The Manse Courtyard
Royal Deeside
Crathie
AB35 5UL

Self Catering

Souter's Cottage

Self-catering cottage set in a secluded location just east of Balmoral. Furnished to a high standard, sleeping 4/6 (2 doubles, 1 small twin room). Large woodland garden, great for children. Large deck area with garden furniture. A new log... read more

Souter's Cottage

Well equipped kitchen Log fire Broadband/wifi, satellite TV and media streamer Very large garden with swing and slide New large log cabin Pets welcome Many walking and cycle routes direct from the door

www.souterscottage.co.uk

Email

07720 843353

Easter Balmoral
Crathie
AB35 5TB

Shop at Royal Lochnagar Distillery

www.discovering-distilleries.com

Email

013397 42700

Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Crathie
AB35 5TB

Wildlife Watching

Balmoral Luxury Landrover Safaris

Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The safari tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine... read more

Balmoral Luxury Landrover Safaris

www.balmoralcastle.com

Email

013397 42534

Balmoral Castle
Crathie
AB36 5BT

Countryside Rangers

Balmoral Estate Ranger Service

Balmoral Estate is a Highland estate with a long association with Royalty. Its rugged beauty first attracted Queen Victoria who bought the estate in 1852 and since then it has provided a home for successive generations of the Royal Family. Today... read more

Balmoral Estate Ranger Service

http://www.balmoralcastle.com/balmoral_rangers.htm

Email

01339 742534

The Estates Office
Balmoral, Royal Deeside
Crathie
AB35 5TB

Visitor Information

Crathie Visitor Information Centre

Open April - October

Crathie Visitor Information Centre

Email

+44 (1339) 742414

The Car Park
by Braemar, Royal Deeside
Crathie
AB35 5UL