Welcome to Braemar

Pipe bands play in the village centre every summer Sunday 2 - 4pm

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

The world famous Braemar Gathering takes place on Saturday 2nd September. Don't miss it!

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A great opportunity to visit Auchtavan this Sunday, a lovely walk too! ☺ ...

Auchtavan Open Day this Sunday 12-3pm

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Some local views in the sunshine this afternoon ...

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Upcoming events

August 23, 2017
  • Guided History Walk
    3:00 pm4:00 pm, August 23, 2017
    Meet outside Invercauld Hotel

    Come and join the Braemar Local History Group for a fascinating insight into Braemar's heritage. Walk lasts about 1 hour and donations are welcome

  • Highland Dancing Display
    8:30 pm10:00 pm, August 23, 2017
    Braemar Village Hall

    A display of traditional Highland dances, performed by children and young adults who are members of the local dancing school.

August 25, 2017
  • Traditional family ceilidh with the Blaeberries
    7:30 pm10:00 pm, August 25, 2017
    Village Hall

    Family ceilidh featuring the Blaeberries

August 27, 2017
  • Auchtavan Open Day
    12:00 pm3:00 pm, August 27, 2017
    Auchtavan (requires a 5 mile round trip walk)

    A unique opportunity to visit Auchtavan - a rare example of cruck framed hingin lum cottage together with a horse mill and the Queen Mothers former picnic cottage.
    Parking is at Aberarder near the Inver Hotel.