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Welcome to Braemar

Braemar is a popular and thriving village located in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, has a rich history and offers year round activities for all. We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely village.

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Braemar Scotland

An authentic Highland village, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty in the centre of the UK’s largest national park

Heart of the Park

Braemar is located at the heart of the UK’s largest National Park in the Cairngorms. Whether it is walking, snowsports, wildlife watching, visiting Balmoral Castle, a whisky distillery tour or attending the famous Braemar Gathering, there is so much to discover.

Experience Braemar

Start planning your next Braemar experience; whether it is a dram by a roaring log fire, a picnic and wild swim in a crystal clear river or a family walk through scented Caledonian pinewoods.

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Upcoming Events

Latest events in and around Braemar and Crathie

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A new Festival for Braemar in May, looks a brilliant programme 🐝🐇🌿The Braemar Nature Festival 10-19 May programme has landed!

Through a fantastic collaborative effort we have been able to pull together over 20 events over the week covering everything from health and nature walks to film nights, bat and moth safari’s to a Wood Ant walk. Several of our local estates are offering exciting events to learn more about the work they are undertaking, show you some of their wildlife and have the opportunity to assist with some conservation volunteering. Discover more about Braemars past with a fascinating glaciology walk, learn how to use camera traps to their full extent and become a mountain hare surveyor; these are just a few of the events we have planned.

A full programme complete with booking links is available here: wild-discovery.com/wild-diaries/braemar-nature-festival-2024

If you are an individual, organisation or business who would like to get involved then please do get in touch either here or explore@wild-discovery.com; the more people we can engage with nature the better!

And finally please spread the word. You can save this jpeg and circulate it to any groups and individuals who may be interested or print it out and place in your business window for everyone to see!

We look forward to seeing you all in May.
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A new Festival for Braemar in May, looks a brilliant programme 🐝🐇🌿
2 weeks ago

Well, the weather might not be as warm as people might like for the Easter holidays, but the ranger service can certainly promise you a warm welcome at our hut in the car park 🙂

So please do stop by and say hello if you’re visiting, as we can help or advise you on most things relating to Mar Lodge Estate or the wider area in the Cairngorms. We also sell NTS membership at the hut, so please do ask us about this BEFORE you buy your parking ticket, as this will save you money.

We commit to staffing the hut every weekend between Easter and October, and every day in the school holidays that fall between those two dates. Over the course of the summer season there might be the odd occasion when we need to close up early or leave the car park unattended, but this is rare. Usually it’s because our highly tuned noses have smelled smoke wafting from somewhere, and we need to drop everything in order to chase down the source.

It’s a subdued start just now, most likely because of the continuing wet weather, but it’s great to be meeting and greeting visitors again. A big welcome as well to Julia (in the photo), who has just started as this year’s seasonal ranger. She was previously an Invasive Non Native Species ranger on Arran, tackling rhododendron and other things!
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3 weeks ago

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Beautiful place to visit & holiday ❤️

Beautiful photo ❤️

Craig leak from beside felagie cottage 😊

3 weeks ago

The Easter bunny is visiting the mews this Sunday!!
Please bring your egg and prize note to the mews to claim your prize 🐣🐣
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3 weeks ago

A couple of spaces now available for Monday’s Guided Tour (previously fully booked)We now have a couple of extra spaces available on Monday’s guided tour of Mar Lodge. 2pm till 3:30pm.

Book via our Eventbrite page: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mar-lodge-guided-tour-buildings-only-tickets-835753309647?aff=ebdsoporgpro…
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A couple of spaces now available for Monday’s Guided Tour (previously fully booked)
3 weeks ago

Bookings now being taken, great to see the Hostelling Scotland hostel reopening this summer! 😃We’re delighted to be taking Summer bookings for our Braemar Youth Hostel which will re-open on the 1st July following the completion of planned renovation works.

@visitscotland @hihostels #summeropening #braemar #scottishhighlands #hostelling #hostellingscotland
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Bookings now being taken, great to see the Hostelling Scotland hostel reopening this summer! 😃

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It seems bookings are available all through April, May and June. When exactly is the hostel closed?

at last!

3 weeks ago

Dallahan THIS SATURDAY 30th March.

Tickets are now flying out the door 🦅

These guys are phenomenal – definitely not one to miss.

Tickets – www.ticketsource.co.uk/stmargarets-braemar/dallahan/e-bkrxvk
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