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Birkhall

An estate with a fine mansionhouse in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Birkhall is situated on the left bank of the River Muick, to the southwest of Ballater. The B-listed house was built by the Gordons of Aberdalgie in 1715 and comprises two storeys and an attic. In 1849, the property was acquired by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, as it was adjacent to the Balmoral Estate. Birkhall became the Deeside home of their son Edward, while Prince of Wales, and later of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900 - 2004) and then HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. The house was significantly extended c.1955 and includes picturesque gardens. A fine wire suspension bridge erected in 1880 crosses the River Muick here.

The estate extends to 21448 ha (53,00 acres).


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