Braemar – there’s nowhere to beat it!

The natural landscape provides the perfect playground for the outdoor enthusiast with terrain to suit almost every activity.

Situated in the Royal Deeside Braemar is surrounded by some of the country’s highest mountains, combine this with the crystal clear rivers, highland glens and ancient pine forests the area is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast.

There is mile upon mile of estate tracks and foot paths for walkers and mountain bikers to enjoy. You can have a gentle stroll or a full on expedition into the Cairngorm Mountains the choice is yours. Short tracks and paths are signposted around the village providing gentle walks with superb views. For the more adventurous there are mountain bothies which can be utilised for multi day bike trips or hikes. Around 30 Munros are accessible from Braemar for those into hill climbing. Ancient highland passes can also be traversed through to Blair Athol, Speyside and Donside.

The local area has a long tradition of climbing with many of the classic routes in the Cairngorms accessible from Braemar. Lochnagar and Creag an Dubh Loch are also near by and well renowned for their excellent winter and summer climbing.
On Craig Coinnich found at the edge of the village a permanent orienteering course is set up. For further information contact Braemar Mountain Clothing.

In the winter time skiing is available at Glenshee which is only nine miles up the road. Glenshee is Scotland's largest ski area with a wide range of terrain to suit every skiers ability. The Lecht ski are is also nearby, found on the road to Tomintoul the Lecht offers a wide range of ski runs and has excellent beginners facilities. Ski mountaineering and touring is available any time from November through to May snow permitting in the surrounding Cairngorm and Grampian Mountains.
The Lecht ski area is also open all year round with a wide range of summer activities.

Traditional estate sporting activities (shooting, fishing etc) take place all year round in the area. For further information contact any of the local estates.

For the golfer Braemar golf course is a must. It is the highest 18 hole course in the United Kingdom. The course is always in exceptional condition with every hole having beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, a round at Braemar is a must.
In the summer months putting is available in the games park (the home of the famous Braemar Games).

Pony trecking can be found on the Balmoral estate and Balmenach Farm, near Ballater.

Permits for loch, pond and river fishing are available via the tourist information centre.


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping which is included in the room rate
  • All rooms are en-suite