- Crathie, Aberdeenshire
Abergeldie Castle is a mile away. It was built around 1550 and had nineteenth century additions. It was garrisoned by General Hugh Mackay in 1689.
Crathie is seven miles west of Ballater, but only a half a mile or so east of Balmoral Castle. It is best known for its association with the royal inhabitants of the castle, particularly for their patronage of Crathie Kirk, the parish church. Traditionally many of the estate's workers lived at Crathie.
The Royal Lochnagar Distillery stands on the southern bank of the Dee east of the village. The only producer of a Deeside single malt, it is fed by natural springs rising on the slopes of Lochnagar, a neighbouring Munro.
- AA Touring Guide to Scotland (1978)
Settlements and places of interest in Marr, Aberdeenshire Primary settlements Other settlements Places of interest
Balmoral Castle · Blelack · Braemar Castle · Burn O'Vat · Cairn O' Mounth · Cairngorms National Park · Castle Forbes · Corgarff Castle · Craigievar Castle · Crathes Castle · Crathie Kirk · Forest of Birse · Grampian Transport Museum · Huntly Castle · Kildrummy Castle · Lochnagar · Lost · Royal Deeside · Royal Deeside Railway · Alford Valley Railway · Ythan Wells (Glenmailen) Roman Camp
Areas and primary settlements in Aberdeenshire
(see also: Aberdeen City)
in Banff and Buchan in Buchan in Formartine in Garioch in Kincardine and Mearns in Marr
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