Welcome to Braemar

Braemar Castle opens again at Easter until the end of October

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

Scotland's largest ski area - Glenshee Ski Centre - is just 9 miles away from Braemar

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Film Night on Friday 11th May, 7-9.30pm in Braemar Village Hall.
Kicking of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend!
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Whether you're new to nature or a lifelong connoisseur taking in some WILD NATURE films is a great way to kick-start your BIG Weekend!

Join us in Braemar on Friday evening and in Boat of Garten on Saturday evening for a selection of short films chosen by local wildlife groups. Find out more here: ow.ly/2pwI30jzD5G

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This week has seen high water levels as spring has arrived and the snow is melting quickly. The Quoich alluvial fan is looking and sounding great with the arrival of many bird species for the breeding season. The channelling of the river since the flood in Dec 2015 has provided great habitat for birds.

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Have you been Geocaching in the Braemar area..? 😀 ...

As a Scottish proverb goes, “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”

That must mean it’s time to geocache in Scotland!

Imagine discovering a unique wooden box outside a historic castle in the heart of Scotland. The stoic Braemar Castle was built in 1628 and originally served as a hunting lodge for deer, wolves, and wild boar.

The “Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour” surrounds you with picturesque castles, lush gardens, and plenty of ancestral and natural history. Find all 20 caches and you’ll earn a “mìorbhaileach” (Scottish Gaelic for “wonderful”) geocoin! coord.info/GT60

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Upcoming events

April 21, 2018
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch
    5:00 am8:00 am, April 21, 2018
    Mar Lodge Estate

    Jump in a pickup and join a Ranger at one of our Black Grouse leks. An early morning start but worth it to see these magnificent birds displaying.Please bring binoculars if you have them. Includes breakfast.

    Time: 5am till 8am

    Cost: £26 per person 

    Booking essential places limited:  Call 01339 720164

April 26, 2018
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch
    5:00 am8:00 am, April 26, 2018
    Mar Lodge Estate

    Jump in a pickup and join a Ranger at one of our Black Grouse leks. An early morning start but worth it to see these magnificent birds displaying.Please bring binoculars if you have them. Includes breakfast.
    Time: 5am till 8am
    Cost: £26 per person
    Booking essential places limited: Call 01339 720164

April 28, 2018
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch
    5:00 am8:00 am, April 28, 2018
    Mar Lodge Estate

    Jump in a pickup and join a Ranger at one of our Black Grouse leks. An early morning start but worth it to see these magnificent birds displaying.Please bring binoculars if you have them. Includes breakfast.

    Time: 5am till 8am

    Cost: £26 per person 

    Booking essential places limited:  Call 01339 720164

May 5, 2018
  • Photography Mini Festival
    12:00 am11:59 pm, May 5, 2018
    St. Margaret's Braemar, Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ, UK