Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Whisky is known as the "water of life" in Gaelic. This is our local distillery and withing walking distance of Copper Beech B&B. Royal Lochnagar distillery is situated on the south side of the River Dee close to Balmoral Castle. Age old traditions and craftmanship produce one of Scotland's most…
Really interesting, beware though, some guides speak in broad Scots, might be difficult to understand...but definitely worth a visit.
Well if you want to combine Royal residence viewing (Balmoral) with a distillery tour then this is perfect. Also a bonny drive or bus journey out there.
“Bicycle rental in Ballater - great if you want to ride along the Deeside Way/”
“Finzean Estates offer ; Farm Shop Restaurant Walking, Birdwatching, Cycling, Salmon/Trout Fishing, Shooting.”
“A great cafe with counter service. Excellent scones of the day and soup and panini . Browse in the outdoor store while you wait. ”
“If you want to enjoy a short circuit walk with outstanding viewpoint and interesting rock formation at the Burn o’Vat you will enjoy this idyllic spot and small visitor centre near Dinnet.”
“Michelin star dining in Ballater. Nestled besides the rugged contours of the Craigendarroch Hills, the Rothesay Rooms in Ballater is at the heart of a vibrant and welcoming community. It is a collaborative project between local groups and the outreach programme of HRH The Duke of Rothesay’s charity, in the wake of disastrous floods. In December 2015 Storm Frank battered Scotland and the River Dee, which flows through some of the most scenic parts of the country, burst its banks and decimated local homes and businesses in Ballater. His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay visited the village, which is just six miles to the east of Balmoral Castle, shortly after the incident and pledged his support to rejuvenate the village. A Ballater Flood Appeal was quickly established and the generosity from companies and individuals in the surrounding area was incredible. In response to such overwhelming support, the idea to create a new eaterie to help rejuvenate the community and drive local business was formed. The project was galvanised further by the Cooperative Group, who kindly offered the use of a former convenience store in the village. The result is a restaurant championing the best in organic, locally-sourced produce. The 40-seat restaurant is located on the ground floor and is perfect for both intimate tables and larger groups. Decorated in the Highland style throughout, the relaxed interior boasts an array of antiques and bespoke wooden tables. The vibrant Duke of Rothesay tartan and soft glow of candlelight provide a charming accompaniment to an elegant meal or post-prandial drink. Since opening in 2016, the Rothesay Rooms has won North East of Scotland Restaurant of the Year Award 2017 and gained entry into the Michelin Guide. In 2019 The Rothesay Rooms was awarded the North East of Scotland Restaurant of the Year for the third year running. ”