Places of Interest

 


Box 472Box 472 on the A93 has been a famous landmark for travellers between Aberdeen in the East and Braemar in the West for well over 60 years and is situated in the heart of Royal Deeside, famous for its close connections with the British Royal Family and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in particular. Over those years the box has survived all the extreme weather the North East of Scotland could throw at it. Visit the website and we hope that you’ll visit the Box and sign the Guestbook, too.

Here is the You Tube video for our AA Box!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scotch Derrick

The Cambus O’ May Quarry and the Scotch Derrick Crane meant a great deal to the Ballater locals as they both have played a large part in the founding of the village.

In early 2013, the Ballater Local History Group began to rescue the crane and bring it back to its original condition, follow this fascinating pictorial story here!

 

 

 

 

 


Victoria barracks

Victoria Barracks, Queens’s Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland, UK.

The Barracks is the home of The Royal Guard when HM Queen Elizabeth II is in residence at Balmoral Castle for 3 months each summer. If a soldier has to be housed in barracks these are probably some of the nicest to be found. Originally built mid 1800’s when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert first bought the Castle. Photo courtesy of Deeside Images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ballater Diamond Jubilee Cairn

Local Ballater residents build a cairn to commemorate the Diamond (60 years) Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 to 2012.

The ‘Jubilee Cairn’ consists of 60 stones gathered by locals from the hills surrounding Balmoral Castle and the ‘Royal Warrant’ village of Ballater.

For further details please visit http://60years60stones.weebly.com/ 

 

Grateful thanks to Deeside Images for the information, photographs and hard work in promoting and preserving Ballater!

 

 

 


Box 472Estates in Royal Deeside.

Balmoral Estate

Glenmuick Estate

GlenTanar Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scotch Derrick

The Cambus O’ May Quarry and the Scotch Derrick Crane meant a great deal to the Ballater locals as they both have played a large part in the founding of the village.

In early 2013, the Ballater Local History Group began to rescue the crane and bring it back to its original condition, follow this fascinating pictorial story here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Victoria barracksVictoria Barracks, Queens’s Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland, UK.

The Barracks is the home of The Royal Guard when HM Queen Elizabeth II is in residence at Balmoral Castle for 3 months each summer. If a soldier has to be housed in barracks these are probably some of the nicest to be found. Originally built mid 1800’s when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert first bought the Castle. Photo courtesy of Deeside Images.

 

 

 

 

 

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