Welcome to Braemar

Pipe Bands every summer Sunday from 2-4pm in the village centre

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

Braemar Castle celebrating ten years of community ownership

Braemar Castle open Easter to end of October

Join a local guide and learn more about Braemar's fascinating history and heritage. Meet outside Invercauld Arms Hotel, walk lasts about 1 hour. Free event, but donations welcome.

Free guided walk on Tues 8pm and Wed 3pm.

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Starting this Sunday..! The Braemar Village Pipe Bands...come along, you'll hear them before you see them 🙂 ...

Braemar Village Pipe Band - Sunday 2 July 2017

First of the bands for this season is our local Band, Ballater and District. Hear them play in Braemar village between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday.

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Well done to Mar Lodge Estate! ☺🌲🌱🌳 ...

We are delighted to announce that Mar Lodge Estate Pinewoods has been jointly awarded the Woodland Trust Scotland trophy for the finest native woodland in Scotland. The award was presented at the Royal Highland Show by the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing and recognises the “pursuit of excellence” in woodland management.

A huge thank you to everyone involved with the estate for their hard work over the years, helping to restore a woodland which we can all be proud of!

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Upcoming events

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

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

July 4, 2017
  • Nature Nippers
    10:00 am11:00 am, July 4, 2017
    Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar AB35 5YJ, UK

    A chance for aged 5 and under to get outdoors and explore nature. £3 per child
    4th July - Fabulous frogs
    1st August - Going underground
    5 September - A sticky situation

    Bookings Tel. 013397 20164

  • Braemar Guided History Walk
    8:00 pm9:00 pm, July 4, 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

July 5, 2017
  • Guided History Walk
    3:00 pm4:00 pm, July 5, 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