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Be sure to take in the dramatic scenery and stop off for moments of reflection within this ancient landscape.

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

Take the walk starting at the Linn of Dee car park (postcode below is approximate)  through charming woodland to the bridge over the River Dee.   Enjoy the rush of water and spectacular rock formations as the River Dee, flowing down... read more

Linn of Dee (access to Lairig Ghru)

A lovely walk visits the beautiful 300-metre natural rock gorge called the Linn of Dee. A famous beauty spot historically favoured by Queen Victoria.

Braemar, Mar Lodge,
AB35 5YB (post code approximate)

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

Glas Maol Munros Circuit

The Glas Maol Circuit is a group of four Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft or 914.4 m) to the east of the Cairnwell Pass. These have been developed for skiing but also offer hiking opportunities in the summer months.

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

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.

The Doune of Invernochty

It is said to be one of the finest examples of Norman earthwork castles in Scotland.  It’s a 12th-century castle of which only earthworks survive situated in Strathdon, between the villages of Bellabeg and Strathdon, at the confluence of... read more

The Doune of Invernochty

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'.

Tomintoul Dark Sky Discovery Site

Visit one of the Dark Sky Discovery Sites to get the best views of the night sky.  With parking and interpretation, these sites are easily accessible for everyone to enjoy some stargazing, from experienced telescope users and astronomers... read more

Tomintoul Dark Sky Discovery Site

The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms National Park to discover the wonders of the night sky. It is Scotland's second International Dark Sky Park and the most northerly in the world.

https://cairngormsdarkskypark.org/

Creag Choinnich

There is a huge variation of wildlife to be enjoyed from the top of the hill, particularly in the summer time.   

It is just a short walk to the top of the hill and there are lots of parking opportunities in Braemar... read more

Creag Choinnich

This charming small hill overlooking the village of Braemar has a lot to offer with outstanding views of the River Dee valley and the southern Cairngorm range.

Connecting Contours Art Installation

Located at the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, the Devil’s Elbow is a site of beauty and simplicity.  Connecting Contours seeks to enhance this dramatic setting by creating a subtle and respectful intervention, drawing on... read more

Connecting Contours Art Installation

One of three scenic route installation on the Snow Roads enticing you to discover new perspectives on stunning viewpoints. Connecting Contours offers a place of quiet contemplation surrounded by Glenshee hills.