Queen Victoria’s Picnic Lodge | Mar Lodge Estate, Aberdeenshire 2023 - ongoing

Planning & Listed Building Consent 2023

Queen Victoria’s Picnic Lodge is situated to the North East of Mar Lodge, towards the end of the single-track Linn o’ Dee road where it is accessed along a rough footpath and is set in an area of scenic woodland on a rocky crop by the Quoich Water (a tributary of the River Dee).

The circa 1850, single storey granite cottage is a Category C Listed property. Beyond its historic connections to Queen Victoria, it is praised for the rare use of larch shingles to its roof, and characterful timber detailing to the three primary dormers. The National Trust for Scotland and Mar Lodge Estate are working to sensitively return the Lodge to its original condition - preserving this fascinating little building for future generations.