Corgarff attractions

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highlands of ScotlandCorgarff is a small hamlet in the Grampian mountains, lying close to the upper reaches of the River Don. The 16th century Corgarff castle was used as a military barracks in the 18th century.

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Attractions Corgarff Castle, Corgarff Tel 01975 651460. Corgarff is a medieval tower house, a small, stark tower inside a star-shaped curtain wall standing in a wild and lonely spot at the head of Strathdon. Corgarff was modified by the government after the 2nd Jacobite rising, adding a single story builing to each end, and building the star shaped wall, dotted with vertical gunloops. It sits on a long rise, approached by a single road to guard the River Dee. About 2 miles west of Corgarff.

Corgarff Castle

Balmoral Castle

Attractions Balmoral Castle and gardens. Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills and ancient Caledonian woodland, and the beautiful River Dee is nearby. www.balmoralcastle.com. About 10 miles south of Corgarff.

Balmoral Castle

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Attractions Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB. Tel: 01339 742273. A tiny distillery, established in 1845 by John Begg and visited by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and her two princely sons. They tasted the Fine malt whisky which found a very royal approval. Today there are special exhibitions, a fine, new Visitors' centre, a special exhibition of Queen Victoria's visit, an illicit still hidden away in a cave and the opportunity to relax in the coffee shop or browse in the gift shop, all set in the natural outstanding beauty of Royal Deeside. About 10 miles south of Corgarff.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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