Click for Bookshop

Lochnagar

Located entirely within the royal estate at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, Lochnagar rises to a height of 1155m (3789 feet) and on whose summit, a triangulation point on top of a granite tor can be found. Its name originates from Gaelic and means "little loch of the noisy sound". It has become famous as the "trick" question in quizzes, where the assumption is that it represents a water body and through its association with the book "The Old Man of Lochnagar", written by HRH Prince Charles.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better