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Welcome to Donside & Deeside

Aberdeenshire’s Royal Deeside has been well known to visitors since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert purchased a holiday home here 1852.

The River Don very roughly parallels the River Dee about ten miles to its north.

Donside is much wilder and more remote than Deeside, especially in its upper reaches, travel along Deeside to Ballater before heading north into the foothills of the Cairngorms to pick up the River Don and then following it downstream.

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