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Royal Deeside and Strathdon area

Welcome to the Royal Deeside and Donside area of the Cairngorms National Park. This section of the site will help you find your ideal: accommodation, place to eat drink or shop, attraction, activity, event or local information around Aboyne, Ballater, Braemar, Crathie, Dinnet, Stonehaven and Strathdon.

Royal Deeside and Donside area within the Cairngorms National Park straddles the River Dee and Don in the heart of the Grampian Mountains. The area is famous for its royal connections including the Royal Family favourite Balmoral Castle.