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.
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.
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.
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 outdoor activities. The house is set within a fenced garden with it's own parking and has beautiful open views from all rooms. The living rooms are fitted with wood burning stoves making this a cosy home at all times of the year. Please visit our website for further information and availability.
Tomidhu, AB35 5UL
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 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 the estate attracts 180,000 people per year, many of whom come to enjoy Loch Muick and Lochnagar. There is a Visitor Centre at Loch Muick, with free entrance.
The Estates Office, Balmoral, Royal Deeside, AB35 5TB
Balmoral, Royal Deeside
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
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 Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie. After spending some time exploring this pristine area we head out of the woods onto the open hillside. The views soon start to open up as we travel through the heather high up the flanks of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s most famous mountains. The safari then heads back to civilisation via the monuments and historical buildings of Easter Balmoral. Discover the intriguing life stories of the resident wildlife and learn about the conservation management that is currently underway to help protect some of the United Kingdom’s rarest species. Although there are no guarantees, wildlife species which are regularly encountered, include birds of prey, red squirrels, red deer, red grouse, black grouse, snow bunting and salmon. The safari tours are available on a daily basis during April, May, June and July. If weather conditions are suitable thye will also be available on weekdays in late October, November and early December. Safaris run for three hours and cost £60 per person. Minimum group size of two and maximum group size of six. Binoculars are provided.
Balmoral Castle, AB36 5BT
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 cabin in the garden overlooking the River Dee.
Easter Balmoral, AB35 5TB
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 disabilities as each cottage comes equipped with wheel-in shower, clos-o-mat toilet and height-adjustable sink in the bathroom and a ceiling track hoist (except Gairn cottage), the main bedroom has an electric height-adjustable bed and ceiling track hoist. The kitchen surfaces and appliances are all wheelchair accessible with room to manoeuvre. There is also a range of special equipment available, at no extra cost, such as mobile hoist, monkey pole, shower chairs, pressure relief mattress etc. The furniture and fittings are of extremely high quality and design, and each cottage has recently been refurbished and has its own individual style. Other on-site facilities include a fully-equipped laundry room, a glazed Garden Room for lazy days, a children’s play area and riverside patio. We also have a rustic log cabin where you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. The warmth of the welcome is fantastic; the staff are all fully committed to ensuring that their guests enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday among the splendour of Royal Deeside. Royal Deeside is renowned for its spectacular scenery, variety of wildlife, castles and whisky distilleries. If you want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday without worrying about access and facilities Crathie Opportunity Holidays is the place for you.
The Manse Courtyard, Royal Deeside, AB35 5UL