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Tag: balmoral

  • Attractions

    Health Spas

    What better way to relax than with the beautiful rolling countryside of Scotland surrounding you while you enjoy a soothing spa treatment? There are many fine health spas in Scotland which offer a variety of top-quality treatments with well-trained staff and excellent facilities. Of course there are many more than just those mentioned here but we have tried to discuss some of the more ...

  • Distilleries

    Royal Lochnagar

    Three years before Queen Victoria bought Balmoral in 1848, the New Lochnagar Distillery was set up on the south side of the River Dee at Craithie. The owner was John Begg and he had added the prefix ‘New’ as there was already a Lochnagar distillery on the north banks of the River Dee. Begg took a chance and invited his new royal neighbors to visit his plant which was half a mile away from ...

  • Castles


    A visit to Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal family in Scotland is a must do on the list of most tourists. Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire was bought by Queen Victoria in1852 after a vacation there. The original castle was considered too small for the needs of the Royal Family and the present castle was built nearby under the supervision of Prince ...

  • Castles


    Braemar Castle in Aberdeenshire has the most famous and illustrious neighbors anyone in Scotland could want. The castle and Invercauld estate is next to Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal Family. Owned by the Farquharson family, the Invercauld estate is run very much the way Balmoral is and the inspiration has given visitors a lovely property to see, experience and even ...