Balmoral Castle - Royal Deeside - Glamis Castle
From Edinburgh we head North over the Firth of Forth taking in the magnificent views of the three bridges and head towards Perth and Blairgowrie.
From St Andrews we cross the River Tay to the City of Dundee then journey north west towards Blairgowrie.
All Routes from here onwards are the same
From Blairgowrie we head threw the Highland pass of Glenshee taking in some breath taking scenery. We climb down towards Braemar on the Royal Deeside route where we can stop for refreshments and take some time for photos or to visit Braemar Castle.
We continue on to Balmoral Castle - our first main destination. Balmoral has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1848 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Since then it has passed down successive generations to the present day Family. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles especially take a close interest in running and improving the Balmoral Estates.
After we have finished at Balmoral Castle we head East through the picturesque towns of Balloter, Aboyne and Banchory, which all having strong links with the Royal Family.
We continue East and climb over the Cairn o’ Mount mountain pass and stop at the viewpoint for stunning panoramic views before ascending down towards Fasque and the A90 to take us back towards Dundee.
We then turn off to Glamis where we visit Glamis Castle, family home of the Earls of Strathmore and childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Castle is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
After we finish at Glamis Castle we head back to our starting location having had a wonderful day out in Scotland.
BALMORAL CASTLE IS OPEN BETWEEN APRIL 1ST AND JULY 31ST FOR DAY VISITS
SOME WINTER DAYS ARE AVAILABLE IN OCT - NOV - DEC - Please check website
You can also visit Royal Lochnagar Distillery and Crathie Kirk