Kincardine O’Neil is well situated. Within reach of Aberdeen (25 miles) it is also located on the edge of the highlands that form much of Scotland’s core. A great range of hills separates the village from the south and to the west lie the spectacular Cairngorm mountains. As a result the village lies in a rain shadow and enjoys a low rainfall (27 inches per annum), cool winters and warm summer days while avoiding the coastal fogs (haar) that can often shroud Scotland’s North Sea coast in the spring and early summer.
Royal Deeside is famed for its spectacular scenery of river and forest, moorland with its purple heather in summer and the wild and rocky corries and mountain tops. Kincardine O’Neil lies just outside but on one of the main access roads into the Cairngorm’s National Park, Scotland’s largest. Kincardine O’Neil is a good place from which to visit the Cairngorm’s from the east.
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