Location of Auld Cummerton
Auld Cummerton has a wonderful location overlooking an ancient motte and the River Don. Nearby is Loch Muick (pictured) on the Queen's estate at Balmoral which was featured strongly in the famous film 'Mrs. Brown' and is a wonderful wild area to walk or a moderate ascent to Lochnagar.
This area of the Cairngorms National Park is rich with ancient rights of way and forgotten glens where folk lived out their lives and now all that is left to show that they ever existed, are the ruins of their cottages and clachan peeping through the heather. So, when next you come across some of these stones.... remember the land of the lost. Discover the Lost Gallery on our doorstep, the Lawson Johnson galleries and the Knock Gallery overlooking Balmoral Castle - the artists among you will be in heaven.
Even in the midst of Summer, you will feel that you have entered the forgotten Scotland. Beginning at Braemar, we have an abundance of the highest mountains to be found anywhere in Scotland - and it seems sad that so many people miss out as they rush around the country.
Throughout the Summer, Highland Games are held all over this area, but none are more famous than the Braemar Games so loved by the Queen during her long Summer holiday at Balmoral and the Lonach Games (pictured) here in Bellabeg that are held in a most wonderful natural arena.
"The scenery around is absolutely breathtaking"
- guest from Austria.