Welcome to Braemar

Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Braemar has its own community run castle, a Highland Games exhibition centre and the acclaimed and refurbished Fife Arms Hotel.

Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests which contain abundant wildlife. Why not join a wildlife tour or ride the chairlift at nearby Glenshee for a panoramic view.

There is a thriving arts and music scene with concerts, ceilidhs and other events regularly performed in multiple venues including St Margarets, Braemar Gallery and the village hall. Check Facebook and the listings for updates.

The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out. The latest monthly guide is 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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7 hours ago

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Wonderful new Show opening tomorrow at Braemar Gallery - “Fine Feathers” by Micheal Agnew and Claire Roberts - feel free to pop along to the preview at 14:30 ...

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5 days ago

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"Ross Ainslie & Tim Edey
Braemar Village Hall – 2nd September 2019

Award-winning musical geniuses who are old friends and two of the best musicians of their generation come together for this rare demonstration of their combined talents at Braemar.
Tim (guitar, melodeon), 'is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he's a magician. As a character he's “off the scale” (Colin Irwin, fRoots).
Ross, one of Scotland's finest traditional musicians and composers (pipes, whistles, cittern) is an acclaimed soloist and prolific collaborator with a long list of high profile awards and nominations going back as far as 2005 including Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year (2015), Composer of the Year (2015) and Album of the Year (2016)."

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5 days ago

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Very proud to be hosting “Fine Feathers” by Michael Agnew and Claire Roberts - Show opening on Saturday 24th Aug at 14:30 - hope to see some of y’all there for a preview and an opportunity to meet the artists. ...

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Upcoming events

August 25, 2019
  • Shake Hands with History
    12:00 pm4:00 pm, August 25, 2019
    Braemar Castle

    Meet the Castle characters

August 27, 2019
  • History Walk
    7:30 pm9:00 pm, August 27, 2019

    History walks in Braemar village led by knowledgeable local historians

August 28, 2019
  • History Walk
    3:00 pm4:30 pm, August 28, 2019

    Afternoon history walk in Braemar village led by local historians.

August 30, 2019
  • Johnny Cash Story
    7:30 pm10:00 pm, August 30, 2019
    St Margaret's