Mar Lodge

(Corriemulzie Cottage)

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Mar Lodge, a deer-stalking lodge of the Earl of Fife, in Crathie and Braemar parish, SW Aberdeenshire, near the S bank of the Dee, 3 miles WSW of Castleton. It is picturesquely seated on the steep wooded side of the Eagle's Craig, 1250 feet above sea-level, and is the highest inhabited gentleman's seat in Great Britain. A rambling structure, between a Swiss châlet and an Indian bungalow, it once was simply a keeper's lodge, but has been added to from time to time, till now the series of buildings can hold above 100 visitors and retainers. In Sept. 1881 the princely hospitality of the Earl entertained that number to do honour to the Prince of Wales; and on 10 Sept. 1852 the Queen and Prince Albert were present here at an open-air torchlight ball. See Duff House.—Ord. Sur., sh. 65, 1870.

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