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Daily Events

Events may be subject to change. Please refer to an updated events schedule on arrival. A calendar grid version is also available.

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Monday, 18 March 2019
  • Yellow Welly Tours

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Yellow Welly Tours: Luxury Land Rover Tours of Royal Deeside. Bespoke tours available with well known local personality Simon Blackett. Tour of Braemar Castle included. www.yellowwellytours.com, 07432 874342

  • Tomnaverie Stone Circle

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tomnaverie Stone Circle: Recumbant Stone Circle surrounding a burial cairn just outside Tarland dated from around 4,500 BC. For this and other Historic Scotland locations visit https://members.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

  • Woodend Barn Events

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019 @ 

    Woodend Barn Events: Films Exhibitions, Crafts & Live Performances at Woodend Barn, Banchory. Booking is essential. 013308 26520, www.woodendbarn.co.uk

  • Tarland Trails

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tarland Trails: Mountain Bike Trails located in Drummy Woods on the Outskirts of Tarland Village. Trails with 3 levels of difficulty to suit all abilities. www.tarland.org.uk/tarlands-trails

  • Cairnton Farm Tours

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Cairnton Farm Tours ~ with Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Aboyne. Tours are available throughout the week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1st & 2nd January), lasting for 1 hour followed by Afternoon Tea. Special rate for Craigendarroch guests is: £16.50 per adult and £9 per child (under 7yrs). Booking is essential. Please call us +44 (0)13398 83536 for bookings, enquiries or directions. Cairnton is a working farm specialising in pedigree Aberdeen Angus breeding stock. Meet owner’s Ken and Margaret Howie as they welcome guests to the farm, and extol the virtue of the world’s finest beef breed, The Aberdeen Angus. The farm tours start at the paddocks and pens with a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite cows and bulls. Explore the farms Wind Turbine and Bio Mass boiler which heats up the farm and all three of the Cairnton Farm holiday cottages, then return to the Deeside Activity Park Coffee Shop where Afternoon Tea will be waiting for you. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase Aberdeen Angus Beef from the onsite farm shop. Visit www.deesideactivitypark.com for more details on other activities they can offer.

  • Royal Deeside Passport

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Passport: Helping you plan, explore & experience the stunning area of Royal Deeside, with information and £200+ of offers across Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms. To purchase your passport visit: https://deetour.co.uk/ or visit the Ballater Tourist Information Centre located in Station Square, Ballater.

  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours: Open Monday - Saturday, 10.00am-4.00pm. Open Sunday, 12 noon - 4.00pm. Tours available throughout the day, located in Crathie. 013397 42700, www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar, www.totico.co.uk

  • Glen Tanar Trout Fishing

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Glen Tanar Trout Fishing on Private Stocked Loch: 9.00am-5.00pm Adult £25, Child £10 & 5.00pm-10.00pm (or until dark on shorter days) Adult £20, Child £8. Boats and lifejackets available. Please bring your own equipment. Booking is essential. www.glentanar.co.uk

  • Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Sunday, 30 June 2019 @ 

    Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours ~ with Author Ian Murray
    Discounts available for groups from Craigendarroch. All ages and Outlander Fans welcome. Collected from lodge and returned. Bookings please call +44 (0)777 134 6650, email ianlochnagar1@btinternet.com or checkout Ian’s website at: www.lochnagar.net From best-selling author of 5 books, Ian incorporates detailed authentic knowledge of the local area from 25 years research and over 30 years of exploration. Winter Mountain Leader and Year of Natural Scotland Ambassador, Ian is also recognised by the National Geographic as a five star guide, with drone video/photography available on request. Ian was brought up in Ballater and lives adjacent to the resort. Salmon, Trout Fishing: Enjoy fly fishing on the River Dee and Don, with collection and return to lodge in Hi spec 7 seat Landrover. Beginners to experts welcome, tuition in casting, rods and waders provided. Half day, full day and evening trips available for individuals and small groups. Guided Walks: From gentle, low level explorative strolls for all ages, to guided walks on high mountain tops. Enjoy outstanding scenery exploring the local flora and fauna, with snow craft, survival skills, navigation, and mountain craft tuition available on request. Land Rover Tours: 30% off for Craigendarroch residents. Explore interesting geographical features, castles, glens, wildlife, ancient sites, history & folklore also from Ian’s taped interviews of indigenous folk. All trips tailored where possible. Wildlife at night experience: Trips early evening. Bespoke trips available of the Snow Roads and also Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Skye & West Coast (two day). Latest luxury Landrover Discovery available for long tours. Signed copies of Ian's Deeside books available including latest addition ‘Old Deeside Ways’. Complimentary copy of ‘The Dee from the Far Cairngorms’ with each full winter day tour.

  • Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Where Legends Come To Life!

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Sunday, 30 June 2019 @ 

    Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Half or Full Day Tours of Royal Deeside with a Scottish History Honours Graduate as your personal Tour Guide. 25% discount for Craigendarroch residents. For booking please call on 07920 801546, Email: theaberdeenagency@btinternet.com, or visit the website at: www.hidden-deeside.com Hidden Deeside Tours offers unique and personal history and heritage tours of Royal Deeside, taking you on a magical journey through the areas rich history, from Neolithic Stone Circles, ancient Clan Memorials, Jacobite tales, Royal history, wonderful scenery and a lot more.
    Also available: Outlander Tour to Inverness and Loch Ness. Relax, enjoy and explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands in a top-of-the-range executive 7 Seater 4x4. See historic Bronze Age Monuments at ‘Crag-Na-Dun’, explore Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre and be driven through Inverness and along the shores of Loch Ness to see Castle Urquhart and possibly Nessie!
    Customised Tours also available to The Malt Whisky Trail, Castles Trail, Old Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St Andrews and the wonderful Isle of Skye. ‘Visit Scotland’ Recommended.

  • Burn o' Vat Natural Nature Reserve

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 
    Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NB, UK

    A natural deep water carved stone bowl that is free and open year round for the public to explore, alongside circular walking trails, Between Dinnet & Ballater, AB34 5NB, For more details visit:

    www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/muir-of-dinnet

  • Knock Castle Ruin

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    16th century four-storey tower house of the Gordon family. Free and open year round for the public to explore. 1 mile outside of Ballater on the South Deeside Road heading towards Crathie. For details click on the event link and under ‘All Walks’ click on Seven Bridges Trail.

    www.deesidewalks.com

  • Historic Scotland Locations Nearby

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

  • Time for a ‘Mid-Morning Boost’?

    Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Time for a ‘Mid-Morning Boost’?

    Time for a ‘Mid-Morning Boost’? ~ Available daily, 10am to 12 noon (last orders) in the Keiller Lounge. Re-energise with a selection of sweet or savoury options like bacon rolls and flavoured muffins starting from only £2.

  • Cake & Coffee Offer

    Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Cake & Coffee Offer ~ Available daily, 3.00pm to 5.00pm (last orders) in the Keiller Lounge. Choose any one cake from today’s selection and pair with your choice of coffee or tea for only £3.95.

  • Resort Welcome Meeting

    Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Keiller Lounge

    Over complimentary wine and canapés, mingle with resort team members and some of our local business partners at our Resort Welcome. Find out more information about resort entertainment, activities, and facilities, as well as local area attractions. The wee ones are most welcome, with colouring, treats and competitions for them to take part in. Allow us to deliver a warm highland welcome; the perfect way to begin your holiday.

  • Malt Whisky Tasting

    Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Malt Whisky Tasting ~ with Gordon Muir, The Keiller Lounge, 5.30pm - 6.30pm & 7.00pm – 8.00pm. £15 per Adult, which is payable on the day. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please call us on +44 (0)13397 53435. Gordon doesn’t sell whisky. He teaches people how to unpack the smells, tastes and textures from the drink that Scotland has famously adopted as the ‘Water of Life’. Join us and enjoy 8 single malt whiskies in the relaxed comfort of our Keiller Lounge. Check out Gordon’s website on: www.whiskytutor.com

  • Malt Whisky Tasting

    Monday, 18 March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Malt Whisky Tasting ~ with Gordon Muir, The Keiller Lounge, 5.30pm - 6.30pm & 7.00pm – 8.00pm. £15 per Adult, which is payable on the day. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please call us on +44 (0)13397 53435. Gordon doesn’t sell whisky. He teaches people how to unpack the smells, tastes and textures from the drink that Scotland has famously adopted as the ‘Water of Life’. Join us and enjoy 8 single malt whiskies in the relaxed comfort of our Keiller Lounge. Check out Gordon’s website on: www.whiskytutor.com

  • Braemar Highland Experience

    Saturday, 1 September 2018 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Braemar Highland Experience ~ Join us to experience an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular mountains, wild open spaces and stunning scenery. Awarded 5 Stars from Visit Scotland. For bookings please call us direct on 07760 511111, Email: info@bhe.scot or visit our website at www.bhe.scot

    Bespoke Tours: Our bespoke tours give you the chance to set the agenda. We can suggest unique destinations that will allow you to experience the colour and diversity of Scotland. Perhaps you’re interested in exploring your family’s heritage, or would like to discover the history, folklore and nature of the area. We can explore the history of the Jacobite Risings or a forgotten glen, or we can take you to hand-picked artisan shops. Whatever your interests, we can guarantee unforgettable memories and a personal service based on our wide experience of the area. Relax - let us do the planning and
    driving! 20% discount for Craigendarroch residents on Bespoke Tours.

    Guided Walking: We also offer a wide variety of walks, low and high level, from a couple of hours to full days. Let us introduce you to wild places with spectacular scenery, guide you up some of our mountains or walk you through the history of the area and its flora and fauna with the safety and security of a qualified local guide.

  • Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer, Participating Golf Clubs include Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory, Peterculter and Braemar, 3 day summer golf visitor ticket £90, 5 day summer golf visitor ticket £150, Simply download the ticket of your choice from any participating golf club website, Take your ticket to the club of your choice and pay the fee, The pro/golf club with mark the voucher with the course that has been played, For more details visit: www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

  • Migvie Kirk

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Migvie Kirk, Migvie by Tarland, Built 1770, Now deconsecrated, the interior was completely refurbished by local Artists and Craftsmen for a unique exhibition space, 9th century Pictish Symbol stone in the Kirk yard, No admission charge, For more details visit: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/tarland/migviekirk/index.html

  • Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve

    Saturday, 2 June 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve, Home to a Red Deer Reserve, Stunning wildlife and scenery and the dramatic Glas Allt Waterfall, South of Ballater via Spittal of GlenMuick, Visitor Center & Parking (pay & display), Open all year, For more details visit: www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/loch-muick.shtml

Daily Events July 6

Contact

Craigendarroch Owners' Club,
Braemar Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, AB35 5XA. United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1339 755558
higvc@hgv.com

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019 at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.