Coronation Weekend in Royal Deeside



This week and the weekend sees the UK Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla, on 6 May 2023, so its no surprise that Royal Deeside is celebrating in style!

Here are some of the highlights of whats happening in and around Ballater  in Royal Deeside.


Balmoral Castle & Estate

Photo credit to Balmoral Castle and Estate view their online shop by clicking on the photo above

A special range of unique Coronation memorabilia available from the Mews Shop at Balmoral Castle

Saturday 6 May

  • Watch the Coronation live on screens across the Estate
  • Hear the Ballater Pipe Band playing at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • Enjoy the spectacle of a falconry display across the day
  • Coronation Quiche and Cream Teas served in the Coffee Shop
Sunday 7 May
  • Enjoy the spectacle of a falconry display across the day
  •  Coronation Quiche and Cream Teas served in the Coffee Shop
  • A vintage bus – take a ride through the Estate
Monday 8 May

  • Coronation Quiche and Cream Teas served in the Coffee Shop
  • A vintage bus – take a ride through the Estate

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Visit Ballater

Some highlights:

  • Friday 5th May at the Old Royal Station ‘Coronation at the Station Concert’ with local music and artists,
  • Sunday 7th May ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ celebration between 1pm and 6pm (bring your own food picnic on the Church Green)

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Torphins Knitted Post Box is raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity with these lovely Royal Mail Toppers. Click the image to find out more.


Aboyne in Royal Deeside

As Royal Deeside comes together with the Nation to celebrate this special occasion why not come and enjoy a stay with us in a forest pet friendly hideaway. Experience the communities atmosphere from our local villages over the next few days or if you prefer you can enjoy exploring the great outdoors from our “Off- Grid” Pet friendly Bothies.  Each of our 12 Cairngorm Bothies are ideally situated in Royal Deeside for exploring the surrounding countryside, including the Cairngorms National Park. It is a region rich in history and natural beauty and its stunning landscapes, including the River Dee, which flows through the heart of Royal Deeside, and the imposing peaks of the majestic Cairngorm Mountains.

Our guests can enjoy the scenic beauty and outdoor activities that the area has to offer such as hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and wildlife spotting.

With so much to see and do it’s a perfect time to come and explore the Cairngorms National park in it’s springtime colours and join in on the celebrations as you choose.

To celebrate the Coronation we have collaborated with Garry & Sarah of Hillgoers to bring you a special limited time offer to mark the occasion. We both invite you to come and stay & explore what Royal Deeside has to offer with our special discount codes. Choose & book your 2023 dates direct with us until the 30.06.23,  and you will receive 10% off your stay ( during 2023) READ MORE HERE

We both look forward to welcoming you to the area where you can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Cairngorms National Park. 2023 the year to see things differently. 

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Explore our 6 bothies set in mature woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park

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