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The neat and ordered town of BALLATER, attractively hemmed in by the river and fir-covered mountains, was where Queen Victoria first arrived in Deeside by train from Aberdeen back in 1848; she wouldn't allow a station to be built any closer to Balmoral, eight miles further west. Although the line has long been closed, the town's rather self-important royalism is much in evidence with oversized "By Appointment" crests sported above the doorways of most businesses from the butcher to the newsagent. Ballater is an excellent base for local walks and outdoor activities. There are numerous hikes …
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Fishing the Upper River Dee for salmon and brown trout is via the Glenmuick and Invercauld estates (contact the factor), the nearby River Gairn can be fished for brown trout (fly only). Loch Vrotichan ...