Welcome to Braemar

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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. Check Facebook and the listings for updates.

The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out. The latest monthly guide is here

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


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Remember to get your tickets for the Burns Supper!

Friday, 24th January at 7.30pm

Tickets are £15 and are available from the Braemar Pharmacy and the Lochcarron shop in the Mews.

Hosted by the Braemar Scout Group at the Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion, come and enjoy a traditional evening of poetry, music and speeches, whilst indulging in a 3 course meal and our fully licensed bar.
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Upcoming events

June 24, 2020
  • Creag Choinnich Hill Race
    7:00 pm9:00 pm, June 24, 2020
    Braemar Castle, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5XR, UK

    The oldest recorded hill race dating back to 1064!
    Now an evening race from Braemar Castle to the summit and back.
    Come along and enter, cheer or help serve tea and cake at the finish.
    The lead runners take about 17 minutes!

    Prize giving and refreshments are served in the Castle's Great Hall afterwards.

August 1, 2020
  • Glenshee9 Hill Race
    9:00 am5:00 pm, August 1, 2020
    Glenshee Ski Centre, Old Military Rd, Ballater AB35 5XU, UK

    British and Scottish Championship hill race. The route traverses nine Munro's bordering Glenshee ski area.
    Registration, start and finish at the ski centre cafe.
    Registration from 9am. Race starts 11am