Royal Lochnagar Distillery
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Royal Lochnagar Distillery is an award-winning establishment situated on the Abergeldie Estate on Royal Deeside, in the shadow of Lochnagar Mountain and beside Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish residence. This wonderful distillery is regarded by many as being one of the jewels in the Royal Deeside crown.
Visitors can learn about the production process of this traditional distillery, which retains much of the original charm of the 19th century building. Guided tours are available to explain the history of whisky distillation in the area, showing visitors the impressive mash tun, giant copper stills and the wooden casks which impart so much of bold flavour.
The distillery has a ‘Royal’ prefix, arising from a visit from Queen Victoria in the 19th century, during which she enjoyed a dram of single malt Lochnagar. This excellent visitor attraction presents the ideal opportunity to learn more about Scottish Highland whisky, which has a unique character and taste enjoyed by so many around the world.
Eat & Drink
Eat and drink before or after your outdoor adventures at our hearty restaurant, which specialises in traditional Scottish hospitality and local, high quality produce. The décor of the inn’s restaurant and lounge is warm and welcoming with many original features retained. The open fire places and polished antiques create a setting that makes our guests feel at home.
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We offer a selection of hotel guestrooms from single, double and family size rooms. Inside our welcoming inn you'll find a traditional and cosy Scottish atmosphere, with delightful Victorian era inspired decorations.
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