Things to do

On the banks of the mighty river Dee and at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park lies Braemar, surrounded by some of Scotland’s highest mountains.

Royal Deeside

At the centre of the ancient Scottish Kingdom of Marr, Braemar has witnessed murder, rebellion and intrigue. The royal connection continues to this day with the Royal attendance at the Braemar Gathering www.braemargathering.org and the village is ideally located to use as a base for expeditions to Balmoral Castle situated only 9 miles away.www.balmoralcastle.com

Skiing

There are many fantastic walks and cycle routes in and around the village where stunning scenery and wildlife can be seen and fishing & stalking are available on the nearby estates.   We are located 9 miles from Glenshee Ski Resort so a great place to stay for winter sports.www.ski-glenshee.co.uk

Castles

Braemar Castle is a great place to visit offering 400 years of history and a tour of 12 furnished rooms in the 17th Century castle.www.braemarcastle.co.uk

Landrover Safari

Braemar Highland Safaris is a great day out.  With an experienced guide you will set off on a Highland adventure to spot local wildlife, learn about the surrounding area and local history and take in the spectacular views.www.braemarhighlandsafaris.co.uk

Golf

Braemar is the highest 18 hole golf course in Scotland at around 1,200 feet above sea level. Enjoy a game surrounded by the stunning scenery.www.braemargolfclub.co.uk

Nature

Mar Lodge Estate is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and has various events throughout the year as well as stunning walks.www.nts.org.uk/marlodge

Whisky

Royal Lochnagar distillery located next to Balmoral Castle offers guided tours of a traditional working distillery.www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar