Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"In a magnificent Strath, surrounded on each side with luxuriance and beauty - where the hills carry their broken rocky heads into the clouds, where the trees, with pendant twigs, seem at the climax of their beauty, where grow in all their silvery loveliness 'The Birks of Abergeldie' - doth this antique Castle rear its head. It was formerly the summer residence of the late Duchess of Kent, when the Court was at Balmoral, but now it has become that of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
Situated on the south side of the Dee, there is not a bridge over the river as an immediate approach to the Castle from the north road, but a cradle slung upon a rope to some extent supplies its place."
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson