Located entirely within the royal estate at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, Lochnagar rises to a height of 1156m (3792 feet) at Cac Carn Beag and is classified as a Munro. On its principal summit there is a triangulation pillar on top of a granite tor. There are a series of other summits, including Cac Carn Mor (1150m / 3773 feet), Cudhe Crom (1083m / 3553 feet) and Meikle Pap (980m / 3215 feet). Its name originates from Gaelic and means "little loch of the noisy sound". Lochnagar 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. There is a water body called Lochnagar in the corrie to the north.

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