In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Known as Royal Deeside because of its association with the Royal Family who have resided every summer at Balmoral Castle for over 160 years. Neighbouring the Castle is Royal Lochnagar Distillery. A traditional distillery which retains much of its original charm. Take a tour and sample a dram of the award winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt. Further up the valley lies Braemar Castle, built in 1628 in a commanding position overlooking the River Dee. With its sweeping views up towards the mountain passes of Glen Clunie and the Lairig Ghru. Steeped in history, open to visitors from April to October.