- E7B781FD07584E6B3724FA0F3E087889

Search Holiday Accommodation

Visitors To Scotland Information Map

Top Destinations Scotland



 United Kingdom
2 properties 
Puerto Del Carmen


1 properties 

The River Dee is a river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, It rises in the Cairngorms and flows through southern Aberdeenshire to reach the North Sea at Aberdeen, from the Wells of Dee to the summit plateau of Braeriach at an altitude of over 4.000 feet, it is the third-highest mountain in the British Isles, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui.

It is the highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms, separated from the central section by the pass of the Lairig Ghru.

The summit has a crescent shape, with several corries. In the north-facing corrie of Garbh Coire Mor the snow has completely melted just six times in the last century here you will find the longest-lying snow patches in Scotland.

 The area it passes through Royal Deeside in the region between Braemar and Banchory because Queen Victoria came to love the place and built Balmoral Castle there.

  • River Dee Geo Location Latitude 57.071827° N Longitude -2.341669° E
  • River Dee Map
  • River Dee Weather Forecast
  • River Dee Reviews
  • River Dee Discussion Forum
  • River Dee Tracks & Routes

The river Dee flows generally easterly direction to the North Sea at Aberdeen, it is the fifth longest river in Scotland, it has two tiny head streams that bubble their way up through gravel on the great plateau of reddish granite.

 The two Braeriach burns unite at a height of 3,950 feet and topple over the summit, they then descend into the Fuar Gharbh-choire a magnificent mountain, rough as any in Ardgour and famed for the great climbing crags on its eastern flanks.

 The route described here is out and back along the Sron a' Gharbh Choire Bhig ridge. Garbh Choire in the Cairngorm mountains, between Braeriach and Cairn Toul, and it is notable because it holds the most persistent snow patches, even in July the young river frequently flows under a great arch of snow here.

From its source to the sea the Dee flows almost continuously over a bed of stones and gravel.

A series of cascades follow until it enters Glen Dee, where it is joined by a little stream flowing out of the Lairig Ghru, The route and mountain pass partially lies on the Mar Lodge Estate.

Like many traditional routes, the ends of the route through the Lairig Ghru are like the ends of a frayed rope.

From the south the Lairig Ghru can be approached from Braemar though Glen Lui, or Glen Dee, and from Blair Atholl through Glen Tilt.

From the north the Lairig Ghru can be approached from Glen More through the Chalamain Gap, and from Aviemore through the Rothiemurchus Forest by way of the Crossroads above Allt Drùidh.

This stream itself comes from a couple of lochans known as the Pools of Dee.

Glen Dee then turns southward between Ben Vrottan and Sgor l\/lor just below a celebrated landmark, a wooden structure known as the White Bridge, it is joined by the Geldie Burn and the Wells on Braeriach until it enters Glen Dee the river then makes a tremendous drop of 2.000 feet with some of the wildest scenery found the in the Whole basin, here you will find the corries of Braeriach and the scarped front of the Angel’s Peak, Cairntoul, and the Devil's Point.

The famous Linn of Dee is 3 metres below the White Bridge, it is where a watercourse has cut through a shelf of hard rock creating a narrow steep sided cut though which the watercourse runs.

Here you reach a road and the Linn water course is spanned by a granite bridge opened by Queen Victoria in 1857.

Little more than a mile farther down the Dee valley you come to the hamlet of lnverey with a ruined castle, at the mouth of Glen Ey.

 The stretch of the river from lnverey to Braemar It is the closest significantly-sized settlement to the upper course of the River Dee sitting at an altitude of 339 metres.

To the North is the massive shoulders of Ben a"Bhoud and Ben Avon at 3,843 feet, in the fore ground is Mar Lodge, The former home of the Duke of Fife that is now a Swiss-style ski centre.

To the East of Braemar the river passes under the Lion's Face Rock to lnvercauld, with its two bridges, the older of the two was built in l752.

Here you will find a picturesque mountain background with graceful Glens, this place is a favourite with photographers and put door enthusiast, explore hidden gems, historical trails, discover the magic of this beautiful landscape, hidden villages and wild places, a rich cultural of the past, ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, and a huge variety of wildlife just waiting to be discovered, guaranteed to experience special moments of this wild but awe-inspiring Scottish scenery, immerse yourself in the culture and history, food and drink of this region you’re visiting.

Invereauld House with has a battlemented tower 70 feet high with the main block was reconstructed in l875, it stands on a little plateau, above the river on the North bank some distance above the lnvercauld Bridge, and is said to enjoy the best on Deeside,

From this point the valley widens out and takes on a softer, mellower aspect, in the lower reaches the river begins to dominate the landscape, Beyond Balmoral it narrows again, winding about between the low ‘pudding bowl’ hills produced by glacial erosion, which are a feature of the stretch immediately above and below Baliter.

 Although the Dee is officially a Lowland river East towards the Burn of Dinnet, its entire right bank is overlooked by the high land rising to the watershed of the Mouth, or Grampian range from the ridge of moorland above Kincorth and Torry, though under 1,000 this is still classed as the Grampian's, this formidable mountain range has played a most significant part in Scottish history through a bloody and turbulent time.

Here you will find the old drove roads, fragmentary paths and tracks, today used by outdoor enthusiasts, the Dee is renowned as one of the great salmon rivers of the world, anyone who has ever cast a fly for Atlantic salmon will know the allure of this wonderful river.

Today it welcomes anglers from all over the world who come in search of the ultimate prize a Dee springer taken on the fly, the character of the river makes it ideal for fly fishing.

It's fast-flowing, crystal clear waters are home to a succession of salmon pools that provide the angler with some of the finest fly water in Europe.

Pinit Fg En Rect Red 20

Reviews & Discussions

No reviews yet
Write a review
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Latest Scottish Destinations Guides

Sunday, 08 May 2022 08:43

Looking for some of the best Appin accommodation, Port Appin may be the place to go if you're seeking for vacation accommodation and hospitality in and around Appin and the surrounding county of Argyll and Bute, whether it's a hotel or a guest house. Appin offers holiday accommodation and...

Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:21

Consider checking out Inverness-Shire Castles, which offers ratings and reviews from previous guests. {jlexreview:off}

Monday, 14 February 2022 05:01

Water sports is where it all began for Loch Insh.If you are not that confident in boats or on boards, why not book a lesson with one of our instructors.Instructors can be hired privately.On a day ticket, you can take advantage of joining in Sailing, Canoeing, kayaking and Windsurfing lessons at...

Sunday, 13 February 2022 05:35

The Bealach na Ba is a historic and quite famous pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula.It has a well-deserved reputation for being a dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms, heavy mist,blizzards and dangerous in low visibility conditions, driving under these conditions, can...

Saturday, 12 February 2022 18:32

This is a lovely museum known as Groam House Museum is an outstanding centre for Pictish and Celtic Art in Ross-shire.The unique display is focused on 15 carved Pictish stones, sculptures and Pictish art, with a permanent display of a magnificent Rosemarkie cross-slab, decorated with enigmatic...

Saturday, 12 February 2022 18:21

Beauly Priory, a ruined church of a Valliscaulian, located in the village of Beauly on the A862, The priory, is one of three founded by the Order in 1230.  Part of the building was later rebuilt, It became a Cistercian. A plaque tells of Mary Queen of Scots' visit here in 1564 and her travels in...

Saturday, 12 February 2022 06:27

Highland Hillforts Hill forts are one of the most prominent types of prehistoric monument seen across many parts of Britain and IrelandCraig Mony, Drumnadrochit, It was named after a Norse leader who is said to have besieged it, before retreating further along Glenurquhart, where he was defeated...

Thursday, 10 February 2022 07:15

Aboyne Castle is a 13th-century castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Aboyne Castle is not open to the public, it is situated in private parkland to the north of the village of Aboyne in Deeside and historically was well defended by marshland. The Castle was first built as a motte and bailey in the...

Monday, 07 February 2022 06:08

Urquhart Castle can be found on the A82 road, 20 miles south-west of Inverness and about 2 miles east of the village of Drumnadrochit, in Gaelic meaning “Ridge of The Bridge. The castle stands on a rocky promontory on the north shore of Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland, evidence has been...

Monday, 07 February 2022 05:48

Oldshoremore beach Kinlochbervie Scotland. This is a scattered crofting hamlet in the Eddrachillis parish of Sutherland with a beautiful quiet beach, very peaceful and almost deserted, the views breathtaking, well off the beaten track, add 5-10 degrees Celsius and you might as well be in the...

Monday, 07 February 2022 05:39

This is a atmospheric croft house, dating to the 1880s, left as the original owner left it at his death in 196o, the buildings are tucked away down a slope quite hidden, it feels like you are entering a time portal, the property was Lived in until 1963, when the Shetland Museum took it over. Dank...

Sunday, 06 February 2022 05:43

Established in 1824 by James MacGregor, from a family of farmers and illicit distillers who resided in Tomintoul, situated in the village of Cromdale, one of the crossing points of the River Spey, the distillery stands on historic soil. Today Inver House has not yet produced a single malt...

Search Property For Sale etc

River Dee Map

River Dee Weather


Latest Reviews

Your review
While staying at East Hendred, we took advantage of the birds of prey experience for ...
Sheila · East Hendred Visitors Hospitality Guide · 1 months ago
Your review
I visited this pool while Covid restrictions were in effect, and they had done an ...
Your review
The region has a significant lot of historical significance, in addition to its obvious natural ...
Mandy · Durdle Door Visitors Hospitality Guide · 1 months ago
Your review
Allthough only a small village, this area has some of the most stunning hiking trails ...
Kev · Lulworth Visitors Hospitality Guide · 1 months ago
Your review
Drayton Park Golf Club in Oxfordshire, England, is an 18-hole, par-70 (6091 yard), private parkland ...
Kev · Drayton Visitors Hospitality Guide · 1 months ago
Your review
Beautiful landscape surrounds this charming house. It's clear that this is historically significant. Two knowledgeable ...
kim · Dorchester Visitors Hospitality Guide · 1 months ago