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 award winning Fife Arms Hotel.
Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests which contain abundant wildlife.
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.
The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out. The latest monthly "Where to Eat" guide is here
Looking for a log cabin, cosy B&B, camping site or friendly hostel? Then check all the accommodation options here

Festival de Noel from 10th - 12th December, further information and tickets here


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Definitely not a weekend for the hill..! Stay safe everyone.Friday: A severe storm moves into Scotland from the north. Mountain gales strengthening to hurricane-force afternoon into evening. Snow setting in heavier in the north, falling to increasingly lower levels and spreading further south later. Frequent heavy showers for Wales with hail, risk thunder. Drier S Scotland & N England with some sun. ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming events

December 10, 2021
  • Festival de Noel - Supper and Disco
    7:00 pm11:30 pm, December 10, 2021
    Braemar Highland Games Centre, The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion, Broombank Terrace, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YX, UK

    You are invited to join us for supper on Friday 10th December at the Highland Games Centre from 7pm. The evening includes a two course sumptuous supper and the opportunity to dance to all those Christmas hits over the years which you have probably loved and hated! There will be a cash bar. All proceeds to the Highland Society.

December 11, 2021
  • Festival de Noel - Celebration of Christmas
    6:00 pm8:00 pm, December 11, 2021
    St. Margaret's Braemar, Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ, UK

    A great start to the Christmas season with St Margaret's 'dressed' for Christmas. The concert, which will be a mix of different Christmas music, features Aberdeen University Chamber Choir, Albyn School Vocal Ensemble, Mercury Brass and more! Plus the opportunity for audience participation throughout the programme. The concert will be introduced by Fiona Kennedy. There will be food carts, mulled wine and a festive feel outside the venue from 4:30pm as part of the St Margaret's Festival de Noel which runs from Friday to Sunday.


December 12, 2021
  • The Ghillie's Larder Braemar Farmers Market
    10:00 am4:00 pm, December 12, 2021
    St. Margaret's Braemar, Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ, UK

    Connecting local farmers and artisan makers with the local community and the visitors in Braemar, Cairngorms National Park

January 16, 2022
  • Braemar Local History Group
    7:30 pm8:30 pm, January 16, 2022
    Braemar Village Hall, Braemar Pl, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5RF, UK

    Simon Blackett on the history of Auchtavan

    All Welcome