Fun for all the family in the Scottish highlands …
We have listed a small selection of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed during your stay. We hope you find this information useful, however if you want more detailed information please contact us.
The annual Braemar Gathering held on the first Saturday in September is the highlight of the local calander, bringing togeather spectacles of sight, sound, and tradition. Piping, dancing and heavy events take centre stage in the event loved by ordinary folk and royalty alike. Indeed, Braemar and the surrounding area proved so delightful to Queen Victoria that Prince Albert bought her a castle nearby in Balmoral in 1852. She loved the area now known as Royal Deeside and in 1848 visited the Braemar Gathering for the first time. She started a popular royal tradition and the Braemar Gathering continues to be patronised by royalty today.
Braemar Golf Course
The highest 18 hole golf course in Scotland, it boasts a beautiful setting amidst wildlife and lovely scenery in Glen Clunie.
Braemar Highland Safaris
If you’d like to enjoy the scenery and wildlife around Braemar but aren’t keen on walking, Braemar Highland Safaris offer great 4×4 tours.
Glenshee Ski Centre
Boasts the UK’s largest ski lift system and a whole lot of variety for all standards of snowsport enthusiasts. You’ll find all the main facilities beside the car park including nursery areas for beginners and a choice of lifts and runs.
The spectacular countryside around Braemar has much to offer walkers of all abilities and interests, from the high mountains beyond, to the very attractive network of low-level paths and tracks in and around the village.
Visitors often arrive at the gallery, perched 1400 feet above sea level, curious to admire its astonishing views over a vast Highland mountain landscape. They usually stay to admire the unusual collection that the gallery has to offer.
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. It is much more than a royal castle with many activities available on site.
There are many rivers and lochs that are available for fishing including the River Dee in and around Braemar. Information about these can be found via the link below.