Abergeldie Castle

A tower house built in the 16th Century and surrounding estate, Abergeldie Castle is located on the southern bank of the River Dee, 2 miles (3 km) east of Balmoral Castle. It was built c.1550 by the Gordon Earls of Huntly. Leased by Prince Albert in 1848, it was given Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales as a "shooting-box" and subsequently used by other members of the Royal family. It was much modernised in the 20th century, with 19th C. extensions demolished, and is used as a summer residence by the Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay. Flooding in early 2016 removed much of the river bank and almost undermined the A-listed structure, necessitating significant remedial works.

The estate extends to 4735 ha (11,700 acres), to the east of another Royal estate, Birkhall.

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