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Braemar Castle , Braemar
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Braemar Castle is situated near the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is a possession of the chief of Clan Farquharson and is
Geologic Formation
Linn O' Dee , Braemar
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Water Body
Loch Muick , Ballater
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Loch Muick (; Gaelic: Uisge Muice (pronounced [ɯʃkʲəˈmɯçkʲə])) is an upland, freshwater loch lying approximately 5 mi (8.0 km) south of Braem
Distillery
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Royal Lochnagar distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery based on the Abergeldie Estate on Royal Deeside, in the Highland whisky-
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Castle
Balmoral Castle , Ballater
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Visit the grounds, gardens, and ballroom of the royal family's holiday retreat at Balmoral Castle. Take the rare opportunity to see original
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Braemar

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Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58mi west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. It is the closest significantly-sized settlement to the upper course of the River Dee sitting at an altitude of.The Gaelic Bràigh Mhàrr properly refers to the area of upper Marr (as it literally means), i.e. the area of Marr to the west of Aboyne, the village itself being Castleton of Braemar (Baile a' Chaisteil). The village used to be known as Cinn Drochaid (bridge end); Baile a' Chaisteil referred to only the part of the village on the east bank of the river, the part on the west bank being known as Ach an Droighinn (thorn field).GeographyBraemar is approached from the South on the A93 from Glen Clunie and the Cairnwell Pass and from the East also on the A93 from Deeside. Braemar can be approached on foot from the West through Glen Tilt, Glen Feshie, Glen Dee (by the Lairig Ghru), and Glen Derry (by the Lairig an Laoigh). Braemar is within a one-and-a-half-hour drive of Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth. Make Braemar central to your United Kingdom travel plans using our United Kingdom day trip planning tool.

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