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Learn about Scotland's fascinating and complex history at each and every turn of your SnowRoads adventure.

The Royal Bridge

The Royal Bridge in Ballater was built in 1885 by two engineers, Jenkins and Marr.  It’s a four-arch bridge with dressed-stone arch rings and pinned ashlar spandrels. 

An inscription explains that the first bridge on the site... read more

The Royal Bridge

The Old Royal Bridge in Ballater offers views of the River Dee on the South East side of Ballater. It was opened by Queen Victoria in 1885.

St Margaret's Braemar

The St Margaret’s Project aims to establish an internationally-renowned performance and arts venue in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

It celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Braemar and Royal Deeside... read more

St Margaret's Braemar

St Margaret's Braemar is an A listed building of historic and architectural importance. Since 2015, the Community Trust has been working to restore the building with a full programme of concerts, performances and exhibitions alongside a permanent heritage display.

http://www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk/

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07850 758427

Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Just at the edge of the village of Dinnet, The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers signposted walks through beautiful Deeside woodland and around waterlily clothed Loch Kinord. 

It is a great place for... read more

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offers a blend of signposted woodland walks, wildlife spotting, open water, historic hidden gems, geological features, a visitor centre and picnic areas all in one place.

https://muirofdinnetnnr.wordpress.com/

01339 881667

The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
Dinnet
AB34 5NB

Kinord Cross

The Kinord Cross is a beautifully carved ornate slab, located on the shores of Loch Kinord, which dates to the end of the Pictish era.  Despite the passing of over 1000 years the carving of interlaced pattern remains... read more

Kinord Cross

An excellently preserved Christian monument from the end of the Pictish period, carved in the 9th century.

Kinord Cross
Dinnet
AB34 5NB

Kindrochit Castle (Ruin)

Kindrochit Castle was built mainly as a base for royal hunts but became a strategic power-base on the banks of the Clunie Water, a tributary of the River Dee.  Braemar in medieval days was at the crossroads of two important routes... read more

Kindrochit Castle (Ruin)

Kindrochit Castle is a ruined 14th-century fortification located on the banks of the Clunie River in Braemar.

Kindrochit Castle
Braemar

Fodderletter Lum

The chimney can be found on the roadside between Tomintoul and Grantown-on-Spey.

It was built by early road menders in the 1920s and 30s and was restored in 1996 as part of a conservation project run by the Crown Estate and... read more

Fodderletter Lum

One of a series of isolated stone chimneys built by early road menders. When the day's work was done portable walls were placed around the chimney to provide a warm resting place at night.

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

Burn O' Vat

Its a short walk to this impressive geological feature which begins at Burn O' Vat visitor centre car park. There is also an option to take in a four mile circular route which will take around an hour and a half to two... read more

Burn O' Vat

A circular walk from the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre takes you to this impressive geological feature known as the Burn O' Vat, a deep water gouged bowl that you can enter.

01339 881667

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne
AB34 5NB

The Gairnshiel Bridge

The Gairnshiel Bridge originally formed part of the network of military roads in the region built by General Caulfield.  It now carries the modern A939 public road which follows the line of the older road.

There is an... read more

The Gairnshiel Bridge

This steeply arched bridge was built in 1751 and crosses the River Gairn with lovely views and photo opportunities.

Grantown-On-Spey

A traditional Highland town on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, Grantown-on-Spey boasts a thriving high street, a gallery, and a museum .  It’s the perfect place to begin or round off your journey on the Snow... read more

Grantown-On-Spey

In Grantown-on-Spey, a bustling high street boasts traditional architecture, quirky cafes and unusual shops. A beautiful setting next to the River Spey with many walking activities and views stretching as far as the Cairngorms.

http://www.grantownonline.com/