Heritage centres in Royal Deeside

BRAEMAR HERITAGE CENTRE

A visit to the Highlands Heritage Centre located in the village is an informative and interesting journey through Braemar's tradition and history. Exhibits feature the Highland Gathering, Queen Victoria, Balmoral Castle (just 8 miles down the road) and the history of the area. It contains a clan heritage shop sure to tempt those of Scottish descent.

 

GORDON HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a vibrant military museum located in the heart of Aberdeen and is home to the regimental treasures of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders!

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay, KG KT GCB OM AK QSO ADC was the last Colonel-in-Chief of the Gordon Highlanders.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is greatly honoured that he continues his association with the Regiment as Patron of the Museum, a position he has held since 2003.

www.gordonhighlanders.com

 

TOMINTOUL MUSEUM

Situated in the village square of Tomintoul, one of the highest villages in Britain. It features a reconstructed crofter's kitchen and smiddy, with accompanying displays on the local wildlife, and the history of Tomintoul and Glenlivet. The museum also includes a shop and reception area, offering guided tours to groups and schools. The local Tourist Information Centre is also situated within the museum building.

 

BANCHORY MUSEUM

Visit Banchory Museum - gateway to Royal Deeside - and learn about the life of Banchory-born musician and composer, J. Scott Skinner, the "Strathspey King". You will also see Royal commemorative china, 19th century tartans, and Deeside natural history

 

HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM

Well within a comfortable day trip, The Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie and Newtonmore, invites you to enter the World of the Highlander - to see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere as you walk through the material remains of 400 years of Highland life from clansman to crofter. Unmissbale!!! A sensational experience encapsulating the whole spectrum of human endeavour and development in Highland life..

 

CULLODEN

Scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain. The final Jacobite uprising ended here on 16 April, 1746, when the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was crushed by the Government forces, led by the Duke of Cumberland. An exciting new visitor centre and exhibition opened late autumn 2007.

 

VICTORIAN HERITAGE TRAIL

Since Balmoral Castle was built for Queen Victoria in 1855 Grampian Highlands has been the holiday playground of the British Royal Family. The Victorian Heritage Trail links the places associated with Queen Victoria in what she called her "Dear Paradise".

 

www.aberdeenandgrampian.com/visit/trails/victorian.htm