Royal Deeside follows the River Dee into the heart of the Grampian Mountains.
Royal Deeside is a fine-looking area that captivated Queen Victoria with its characteristic Scottish blend of moody mountains, lofty crags, tumbling rivers and moors and forests
Why is it called Royal Deeside?
It rises in the Cairngorms and flows through southern Aberdeenshire to reach the North Sea at Aberdeen. The area it passes through is known as Deeside, or Royal Deeside in the region between Braemar and Banchorybecause Queen Victoria came for a visit there in 1848 and greatly enjoyed herself.