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Address: Crathie and Braemar | 9km west of Ballater, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Beautiful little place but then the Royals were in residence at nearby Balmoral! Xx

We had been visiting Braemar Castle and hadn't realised that we were so close to this lovely little place so vowed to stop on the way back to Aberdeen. It was an absolutely... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2015
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West Dunbartonshire
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214 reviews
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had been visiting Braemar Castle and hadn't realised that we were so close to this lovely little place so vowed to stop on the way back to Aberdeen. It was an absolutely beautiful day on 30 September when we visited and we were surprised that it wasn't overrun with tourists being as the weather was so good. The coach... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is what life in the history books is all about. The Castle is well kept and the volunteers that help you on the tour are well versed and informative. Everything was well worth the trip and the gardens are a must see....you can spend the whole day here and never get bored....such a good time.

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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

Used for worship by the Royal Family when they stay at Balmoral. This lovely little church is open to the public. And well worth a visit. Just up the road from Balmoral Castle. Small gift shop.🇬🇧⛪️

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Quite a pretty little church about 1hr 15 mins drive west of Aberdeen and while it is not that special compared to other European churches, it does have the Queen as it's regular worshipper so might be of interest from this perspective?

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Rocky Face, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We visited the church and found it to be a very beautiful church which the Queen attends when she is in residence at the castle. The attendent there was very wonderful in giving us a history of the church.

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Thank Mike L
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church close by Balmoral Castle. In the nineteen century, Queen Victoria has worshiped at Crathie Kirk and since then the Royal family has been visited Crathie Kirk often in the summer time. Come in August for a Sunday morning worship service and you may sit close by someone very important.

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DUNFERMLINE
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great little church , full of character and history. Take your time ( it is very small ) and make sure youread all the engravings and informative literature as you walk around.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Interesting church to visit with lots of history attached as well as the fact that the Queen visits here every year. It is quite small but with some lovely old furniture and windows.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 21, 2015

Quaint and lovely this Church is but a short distance from Balmoral and the same car park is generally used. The John Brown, chum of Queen Victoria is buried in the graveyard here...

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Crown Point, Indiana
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Reviewed June 17, 2015

Crathie Kirk (church) is where the Queen goes to church when she is staying at Balmoral (which is right across the road). Built in 1895, It is quite small, but in a lovely setting. There is a special section reserved just for the Queen and her family. Many beautiful marbles were used in construction. Certainly worth a quick stop (and... More 

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