Welcome to Braemar


Autumn Gold - A lovely time to visit Braemar!

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 which contain abundant wildlife. The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out.

A monthly guide of where to eat and drink is available here  And a guide to what's on this month is available by clicking here 

Looking for a log cabin, cosy B&B, camping site or friendly hostel? Then check all the accommodation options here

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A couple of dates for your diary...! As soon as the tickets are released in December, make sure you buy them asap as they went like hot cakes last year! Not to be missed! 🙂 ...

Mountain Film Festival 2017

February 10, 2017, 7:30pm - February 11, 2017, 10:30pm

Enjoy six epic films showcasing mountain landscapes, extreme ascents in far flung corners of the world and the stories of the people who visit them, from the stunning location of Mar Lodge.

Fri 10th Feb - 'Explore Night'
THE LAST GREAT CLIMB (60') In this mountain epic Leo Houlding and his team attempt a first ascent of Ulvetanna Peak in the stunning mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
NORTH OF THE SUN (46') Two Norwegian surfers spend nine months exploring and surviving on a remote arctic island.
MAYBE (15') Peter MacKenzie skis the extreme and rarely visited gullies in the Nevis range.

Sat 11th Feb - 'Extreme Night'
SUMMITS OF MY LIFE (53') A breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow-covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of fulfilment.
A LINE ACROSS THE SKY (40') Award winning ascent of the 'impossible' Fitzroy traverse in Patagonia by Alex Honnold. CHASING NIAGARA (30') Following Rafa Oritz's dream to kayak over the Niagara Falls and the journey to get there.

Films to be shown in the Craggan Room.
Licensed bar and refreshments available.

£10 per adult per night
£5 per child per night
Discount - £16 per adult if booking both nights.

Tickets available from December from Braemar Mountain Shop, Ballater Outdoor Store and the Mar Lodge Ranger Base.

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I love the Snowgate Webcam, it gives me a window into what the weather is like all the year round. Is there any chance that someone could re-set the time and date please so that we know it is working. ...

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Upcoming events

November 3, 2016
  • Mar Lodge Bonfire and Fireworks
    6:00 pm8:30 pm, November 3, 2016
    Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar AB35 5YJ, UK

    Annual Bonfire and Fireworks evening.
    Enter the best ‘guy’ competition - the winning ‘guy’ will be placed on top of the bonfire to be ignited by a piped torch lit procession.
    Food and refreshments will be for sale. Free event (donations welcome