Welcome to 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.

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

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Upcoming events

July 27, 2017
  • Mini Mar Lodge Rangers
    10:00 am1:00 pm, July 27, 2017
    Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar AB35 5YJ, UK

    Shelter building and wood carving
    £5 per child (must be accompanied by an adult).

    Bookings - Tel. 013397 20164

  • One Fine Day Music Festival
    6:30 pm10:30 pm, July 27, 2017
    St Margaret’s Church, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YP, UK

    Music Festival at St Margarets
    Tickets £25 include drink and light supper
    Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk or from admin@stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk

July 29, 2017
  • Ricciotti Ensemble concert
    7:30 pm9:30 pm, July 29, 2017
    St Margaret’s Church, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YP, UK

    The Dutch street symphony orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble is coming to Braemar! The most energetic orchestra in the world will be visiting Scotland between July 28thand August 4th and will play a modest 35 performances in 8 days. Averaging 4-5 performances a day, the Ricciotti aims to play symphonic music in places itisn't normally played. Common Ricciotti venues are prisons, refugee centers,hospitals, institutions for people with a variety of disabilities,shelters, but also on the streets, parks, museums, the ferry and in the subwaystation. Founded in 1970, the Ricciotti Ensemble has audience participation andbroad programming in its DNA and its performances are a true celebration ofmusic and life in itself. With the average musician’s age at 22 years old,the organisation aims to provide high-quality community performance experiencesfor its emerging artists at the outset of their professional careers.

July 30, 2017
  • Pipe Band Displays
    2:00 pm4:00 pm, July 30, 2017
    Braemar, Ballater AB35, UK

    Pipe Bands will perform in the village centre every Sunday throughout the summer