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Royal Deeside is the area that runs West from Aberdeen along the river Dee to Braemar towards Glenshee that includes the 'Royal' town of Ballater and the Queen's summer residence at Balmoral Castle. The land is fertile and littered with rugged castle ruins and noble country houses with spectacular gardens and ancient standing stones. Many visitors come in the summer months to experience the Victorian Heritage Trail that visits Queen Victoria's favourite places. The scenery is breathtaking.