Kindrochit Castle is a ruined 14th-century fortification located on the banks of the Clunie River in Braemar.
The Doune of Invernochty is an earthwork castle dating from around 800AD. It is a moated motte and was a stronghold of the Mormaer of Mar and is sometimes described as the 'Citadel of Mar'.
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.
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.
Knock Castle is a four-storey, 16th century ruined tower house located on Knock Hill to the West of Ballater.
A Z-plan tower house, built in 1590. Former laird, John Gordon, was a notable Jacobite.