A round-topped summit located within the Dinnet Estate in Aberdeenshire, Morven rises to a height of 871m (2858 feet) just over 5 miles (8 km) north of Ballater. Classified as a Corbett, it was climbed by Queen Victoria in 1859 who described the view from it as "more magnificent than can be described." Morven Lodge is situated on the Morven Burn which descends the western slope of the hill to join the River Gairn, a tributary of the Dee. The name Morven, which is derived from the Gaelic for a 'great mountain, is often used in Ossianic legend to describe the Highlands or that part of the Highlands with the greatest number of remote peaks.

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