"Aberdeenshire - forgotten corner? NO!!!" Aberdeen by Mara88

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Royal Deeside

Everyone is talking about the gorgeous Scottish West Coast - and of course they're right!
But here's a few little tasters for the other corner - picturesque Aberdeenshire!

Starting with the river Dee (Aberdeen meaning "mouth of the Dee"): It enters the North Sea in the city & it's valley, called Deeside, is a beautiful scenic area. You can even fish for salmon or watch them head upriver! It flows past Balmoral (the Queen's Scottish estate) & disappears into the wild after Braemar.

Wet & windy Loch Muick

And on we go - from the South Deeside Road you can get a taste of some real wilderness:

Head for Loch Muick, signposted from Ballater! A walk around the loch takes around 3 hours & we had the good fortune of experiencing typical Scottish weather in June - sun when we set off, wind picking up along the way, rain by the time we arrived at the other side (of course, LOL) & a steep drop in temperature!

What a wonderful trip - just don't ever forget your waterproofs :)

Sunnier Loch Muick

More from Loch Muick (pronounced "Mick" by the way) - the more summerly aspect!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gorgeous scenery all around the city
  • Cons:You either love the granite ... or you loath it!
  • In a nutshell:"It sparkles when it rains!" (the granite, that is)
  • Intro Written Jan 31, 2003
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Nice countryside in Scotland. Just wondering -- did you eat haggis? Best from New Jersey, Bill

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2005 at 1:34 AM

    Hello Stephanie! HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes from Finland! Scotland is so beautiful. You've got good tips and great photos. Hope to see more tips later on.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2005 at 11:45 PM

    LOvely. Remember a day by the Dee with balmy weather, sunshine. warmth and the water to cool my feet in. Happy student days. And I did some teaching in Ballater. Aye, Aberdeenshire is great away from the sea breeze. Happy birthday.

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2003 at 7:40 AM

    Good and interesting start. Sunny Scotland is something I unfortunately haven't seen much of.

  • KennetRose's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2003 at 11:53 PM

    A good start Stephanie, looking forward to sseing more of this sadly neglected corner

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2003 at 5:56 AM

    Well done Stephanie.Don't like the idea of all that fresh air though Brrrrrr.

  • Jan 16, 2003 at 3:58 AM

    Please build when you get time.

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2003 at 6:52 AM

    hope see more about scotland here


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