The Balmoral Cairns, Balmoral, Crathie

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Explore the historical cairns erected by the Royal Family on the Balmoral Estate on this superb circuit, with great views over Deeside and Balmoral Castle itself. This walk is not advised when the Royal Family is in residence; at all times the privacy of those living at the Castle and estate houses should be respected. The route is not waymarked and so requires careful navigation.


Woodland paths and tracks, can very muddy in one or two places.

Public Transport

Bus to Crathie from Ballater and Braemar.


Car park at Crathie (charge). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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