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Loch-nan-Eun from Lochnagar

dated 7 Sept 1860

RCIN 980035.c

A watercolour showing a view of Loch-nan-Eun from Lochnagar Mountain. The loch is shown lower right, surrounded by steep hills. Inscribed lower left: Loch Ninian from Loch nagar. Sept: 7. 1860. While staying at Balmoral, Queen Victoria made many expeditions to local beauty spots. On 7 September 1860, the Queen visited Lochnagar Mountain with three of her children; Princess Helena, Princess Louise and Prince Arthur. Queen Victoria records their visit in her journal entry of that day, describing how, while ascending Lochnagar, they "Were plagued by many parties of tourists, who were civilly got rid of, including a 'lusty gentleman'".

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