History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The road across the river from Crathie to Balmoral passes over an iron bridge built by famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Aside from Balmoral Castle, there are several other historic attractions in the area, including Abergeldie Castle, just a mile or so east along the south bank of the river (B976). Or, if you head west, you'll soon come to Braemar Castle, which is right on the main A93. In Braemar itself is the ruined 11th century royal fortress of Kindrochit Castle.
Address: Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A93 6 miles west of Ballater
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Balmoral Castle - 0.4 miles (Historic House)
Abergeldie Castle - 1.2 miles (Castle)
Royal Deeside - 6.8 miles (Countryside)
Braemar Castle - 6.9 miles (Castle)
Kindrochit Castle - 7.4 miles (Castle)
Tullich Symbol Stone - 8.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Corgarff Castle - 8.5 miles (Castle)
Cambus O' May Suspension Bridge - 9.8 miles (Countryside)
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