Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests and teeming with wildlife.
Braemar Creative Arts Festival were recently crowned Scottish EPIC award winners for its success at bringing people together, showcasing new and traditional crafts, and celebrating a thriving rural community. The Creative Arts Festival is held annually in October.
Braemar is also close to Glenshee Ski Centre, Scotlands largest ski centre. Spread across three valleys and four mountains there is a great range of terrain suitable for beginners, families and expert skiers to explore and with 22 lifts, long queues are normally rare!
The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out.