Welcome to Braemar

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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19 hours ago

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Be aware if you are heading to the car parks at the Linn o'Dee, the Quoich and Loch Muick this weekend..From this weekend (Sat, Aug 15), traffic will be managed at two Deeside locations to protect public safety and ensure that two of the Cairngorms National Park’s best known beauty spots are not damaged by off-road parking.

Access to Loch Muick will be limited at the entrances to Glen Muick once the car park is full, with barriers staffed and cars only being permitted entry if there is capacity at the car park. It is crucial people have an alternative plan if they cannot access Glen Muick.

At Linn of Dee - once the Quoich and Linn of Dee car parks are full - people will be asked to park in a new overflow car park just before Linn of Dee. If this also becomes full people will be asked to find an alternative location to enjoy a walk.

The formal restrictions will be in place for 21 days commencing Saturday, August 15. It should be noted that the ‘No Entry’ restrictions do not apply to pedal cycles, emergency vehicles or vehicles requiring access to properties only.

This has been an exceptionally busy summer and Aberdeenshire Council, Cairngorms National Park Authority and the estates are working closely together to try and ensure that people can enjoy these locations but that the demand does not exceed capacity to cope in these key locations.

The Cairngorms National Park is 4,500km2 and so there are plenty of alternatives for people to consider. There are 666 miles of core paths and quieter locations for people to enjoy around the Park.

More information on great paths can be found at cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/things-to-do/walking-trails/community-paths-and-trails/ and at
www.walkhighlands.co.uk

Tourist information can be found online at visitcairngorms.com and www.visitabdn.com
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6 days ago

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6 days ago

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Braemar Calendar is ready for submissions for the 2022 calendar. Deadline is 28 February 2021, but early submissions are extremely welcome to stop a last minute rush. Photos must be in landscape and any amateur photographers are encouraged to enter - they are looking for images to capture the atmosphere of each season.
2021 calendar is now on sale www.braemarcastle.co.uk/castle-shop/
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