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In Braemar there’s an abundance of well-signposted, low-level walking which makes it a wonderful place for ramblers, who can look out at the many hills which surround the village and enjoy some sustenance in the cafes and restaurants.  It’s a wildlife hot spot and views are often accompanied by the sound of roaring deer stag or sightings of red squirrels and golden eagles.
Accommodation

Airlie House Cottage

Located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, at an altitude of 1,112 feet, is the popular tourist village of Braemar (shops, hotels, restaurants). However, being surrounded by nature does not mean the village is isolated. Though situated... read more

Airlie House Cottage

Located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, at an altitude of 1,112 feet, is the popular tourist village of Braemar (shops, hotels, restaurants). However, being surrounded by nature does not mean the village is isolated. Though situated less than 60 miles from both Dundee and Aberdeen, you can still walk along the main street early in the morning and have a chance of encountering an otter or even a stag! On a quiet road towards the outskirts of the village is Airlie House, with its remarkable exterior of exposed granite with natural larch cladding. This newly modernised property is as delightful as the community in which it sits. Airlie House Cottage has a chic open plan living area, with sleek and stylish galley kitchen units, dining space and a sitting area with television. French doors open onto an enclosed garden to the front of the property with outstanding views over Creag Choinnich, a beautiful hill clothed in pine woods. Beyond the living area is the eminently practical wet room with shower (perfect for getting cleaned up after an adventurous day in the surrounding area) and an attractive twin bedroom with beds that can be joined to make a double. The spiral staircase in the middle of the cottage makes an impressive statement, as well as taking you to a bright, elegant and tasteful double bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate dressing area in the coombs. The Royal Burgh of Deeside in Aberdeenshire has longstanding links to Scottish royalty and has been the playground of numerous kings and nobles since the beginning of recorded history. With its majestic, unspoilt, amazingly varied scenery it is clear to see why it is not only royals that choose to holiday in the area! Robert Louis Stevenson began writing 'Treasure Island' here in 1881 when he was on holiday, the cottage in which he stayed still stands in the village. Guests staying in Airlie House will be residents of the same street on which Stevenson's good friend 'John Silver' lived! As the highest and most mountainous parish in the UK, Braemar becomes a mecca for walkers in the summer, for skiers in the winter and is home to the world famous Highland Games. However, the village offers numerous attractions for those who prefer a less energetic getaway. Braemar Castle stands approximately half a mile to the north east of the village with 12 fully furnished rooms on show and slightly up river from the bridge in Braemar you can explore the ruins of Kindrochit Castle, thought to have been built in the 14th century. The majestic Balmoral Castle and its extensive estate is only a 20 minutes drive from the village offering, amongst other things, guided walks of the gardens, grounds and exhibitions. By prior arrangement you can even sit back and enjoy a 3 hour luxury Land Rover wildlife safari, who knows, you may be lucky enough to see the elusive Scottish wild cats that call parts of the estate home! There are also a number of eateries to sample, including (just 20 yards away) the celebrated 'Taste' coffee shop serving fabulous home baking throughout the day. Also close by is the Highland Heritage Centre if you want to learn more about the history of the area, its royal connections and landscape. Bed linen, towels, oil central heating and electricity are all included in the rental.

http://www.unique-cottages.co.uk/cottages/highlands/aberdeen-morayshire/ff2-airlie-house-cottage?searchId=d1ab7f9f-4e2e-48ab-9a71-02a7c26e0989

Email

01835 822277

Chapel Brae, AB35 5YT
Braemar
AB35 5YT

Food & Drink

taste . . Coffee Shop

We provide the yummiest home-baked cakes, excellent fair trade coffee, fresh homemade soups, local bread and tasty fillings. We incorporate the tastiest local produce in our food and combine it with friendly service, relaxed surroundings and... read more

taste . . Coffee Shop

We provide the yummiest home-baked cakes, excellent fair trade coffee, fresh homemade soups, local bread and tasty fillings. We incorporate the tastiest local produce in our food and combine it with friendly service, relaxed surroundings and excellent vi

http://www.taste-braemar.co.uk/

Email

013397 41425

Airlie House
Auchendryne Square
Braemar
AB35 5WS

Activities & Attractions

The Braemar Gallery

An eclectic mix of paintings, etchings, prints, sculpture, pottery and jewellery. The aim in the gallery is to keep it varied and vibrant and enjoy seeking out new and interesting artists as well as selling our more established names in Scottish... read more

The Braemar Gallery

An eclectic mix of paintings, etchings, prints, sculpture, pottery and jewellery. The aim in the gallery is to keep it varied and vibrant and enjoy seeking out new and interesting artists as well as selling our more established names in Scottish Art. In the gallery you will see such names as Pam Carter, Hamish Macdonald, Francis Boag, Jim Wylie, Dronma, Jane Duckfield, Fiona Haldane ,Colin Robertson and Ken Ferguson to name but a few. We Will be running Printmaking classes in the new year. Very exciting times! Please give us a call or drop us an email to find out more or to book a place. More info is available on our website.

www.braemargallery.co.uk

Email

013397 41681

34 Mar Road, Royal Deeside, AB35 5YL
Royal Deeside
Braemar
AB35 5YL

Activities & Attractions

Braemar Castle

17th Century Castle with an exciting story. Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar as his Highland hunting lodge, burned in the first Jacobite uprising, home to the leader of the 1715 rebellion and garrison for government troops after the final defeat... read more

Braemar Castle

17th Century Castle with an exciting story. Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar as his Highland hunting lodge, burned in the first Jacobite uprising, home to the leader of the 1715 rebellion and garrison for government troops after the final defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Then family home to the chiefs of Clan Farquharson, now the only community operated castle in Scotland. Guided tours of fully of 12 fully furnished rooms with knowledgeable local guides who want to share this unique castle with you. Children don't forget to count the teddybears.

www.braemarcastle.co.uk

Email

013397 41219

Braemar Castle, Royal Deeside, AB35 5XR
Royal Deeside
Braemar
AB35 5XR

Accommodation

Braemar Cabins

Close to the River Clunie the cabins are nestled behind the Auld Bank House, a stone’s throw from Braemar Mountain Sports and The Bothy coffee shop, the larch cladding complimenting the surroundings. With comfortable beds, fresh linen and modern... read more

Braemar Cabins

Close to the River Clunie the cabins are nestled behind the Auld Bank House, a stone’s throw from Braemar Mountain Sports and The Bothy coffee shop, the larch cladding complimenting the surroundings. With comfortable beds, fresh linen and modern furniture, we think this is the perfect place to lay your head after a day exploring the Cairngorms. Clunie Cabin Clunie cabin is our smallest cabin set out on two levels, with living accommodation on the ground floor and the bedroom upstairs. With a single pitch roof, this really does optimise the interior space to the maximum. Whilst head height is minimised at one end of the bedroom, it has a cosy loft feel. Underfloor heating downstairs with its own independent boiler keeps it warm and toasty, whilst the endless supply of hot water means everyone can have a soothing shower after a day out on the hills, enjoying the fresh air. Sleeps 2 2 Seater sofa and coffee table - Small wet room - Corner kitchen with 2 zone induction hob - Combi microwave oven - Mini Fridge - Toaster, pots, pans and cutlery - Zip and link bed gives the option of double or twin layout - Wifi Cairnadrochit Cabin Cairnadrochit cabin is set out on two levels, with living accommodation on the ground floor and the two bedrooms upstairs. With a single pitch roof, this really does optimise the interior space to the maximum. Whilst head height is minimised at one end of the bedrooms, they have a cosy loft feel. Underfloor heating downstairs with its own independent boiler keeps it warm and toasty, whilst the endless supply of hot water means everyone can have a soothing shower after a day out on the hills, enjoying the fresh air. The cabin is designed to be disability-friendly with wheelchair access straight to the cabin. Inside, it is equipped with an electric stair lift, electric beds and a portable shower host can be provided. Sleeps 4 Open plan with 2, 2 seater sofas - Rise & recline chair - Dining table & chairs - Wet room on ground floor - Corner kitchen with 4 zone induction hob, Combi microwave oven, Mini fridge, Toaster, pots, pans and cutlery - Zip and link bed gives the option of double or twin layout in one room - Second bedroom has two electric beds that can be set up as twins or clipped together as a double - Stair lift and use of ground floor hoist - Wifi Callater Cabin Callater cabin is set out on two levels, with living accommodation on the ground floor and the bedroom upstairs. With a single pitch roof, this really does optimise the interior space to the maximum. Whilst head height is minimised at one end of the bedroom, it has a cosy loft feel. Underfloor heating downstairs with its own independent boiler keeps it warm and toasty, whilst the endless supply of hot water means everyone can have a soothing shower after a day out on the hills, enjoying the fresh air. Sleeps 2 plus 1 Small open plan living area with 2 seater sofa bed - Folding chairs and dining table - Small wet room - Corner kitchen with 2 zone induction hob, Combi microwave oven, Mini Fridge,Toaster, pots, pans and cutlery - Zip and link bed gives the option of double or twin layout - The ground floor sofa in this cabin can be folded out as a single bed - Dog friendly - Wifi Choinnich Cabin Choinnich cabin is set out on two levels, with living accommodation on the ground floor and the two bedrooms upstairs. With a single pitch roof, this really does optimise the interior space to the maximum. Whilst head height is minimised at one end of the bedrooms, they have a cosy loft feel. Underfloor heating downstairs with its own independent boiler keeps it warm and toasty, whilst the endless supply of hot water means everyone can have a soothing shower after a day out on the hills, enjoying the fresh air. Sleeps 4 Open plan with 2 x 2 seater sofas - Dining table & chairs - Wet room on ground floor - Corner kitchen with 4 zone induction hob, Combi microwave oven, Mini fridge, Toaster, pots, pans and cutlery - Zip and link bed gives the option of double or twin layout - Dog friendly - Wifi Website Coming Soon, in the meantime please visit our 'Braemar Cabins' Facebook page.

http://braemarcabins.com/

Email

013397 41242

5 Invercauld Road, AB35 5YP
Braemar
AB35 5YP

Accommodation

The Auld Bankhouse

The Auld Bank House Built in 1870, The Auld Bank House maintains many of it's original features. Sleeps 6 3 Bedrooms - 3 bathrooms (Includes 1 en-suite) Large open plan living/kitchen area with second living room.

The Auld Bankhouse

The Auld Bank House Built in 1870, The Auld Bank House maintains many of it's original features. Sleeps 6 3 Bedrooms - 3 bathrooms (Includes 1 en-suite) Large open plan living/kitchen area with second living room.

https://braemarcabins.com/cabins/auld-bank-house/

Email

013397 41242

5 Invercauld Road, AB35 5YP
Braemar
AB35 5YP

Activities & Attractions

Stagecoach North Scotland

The valley of the River Dee is known as Royal Deeside for its connections with Queen Victoria and her descendants. The Royal Residence of Balmoral Castle sits in the heart of the valley and is still a favoured home to Her Majesty the Queen. Dee... read more

Stagecoach North Scotland

The valley of the River Dee is known as Royal Deeside for its connections with Queen Victoria and her descendants. The Royal Residence of Balmoral Castle sits in the heart of the valley and is still a favoured home to Her Majesty the Queen. Dee Valley, which sits partly within the Cairngorm mountains, with the River Dee running through its centre offers walkers a variety of hill walking opportunities, from the majestic mountains of the Cairngorms, which includes The Queen’s jewel Lochnagar. From Monday 9th July 2015, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Balmoral Estate from the open top bus which connects Braemar, The Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater and the Linn O'Dee. The route will run Thursday to Monday throughout the summer school holidays. See our website for timetables.

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/Deeside-open-top-2014.aspx

Email

01224 591381

Around Royal Deeside, Ballater to, AB35
Ballater to
Braemar
AB35

Activities & Attractions

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team operates from two bases in the Cairngorm National Park. The team headquarters is in Braemar and we also have a subsidiary base in Ballater. Braemar Mountain Rescue Association was formed in 1965 by a group of local... read more

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team operates from two bases in the Cairngorm National Park. The team headquarters is in Braemar and we also have a subsidiary base in Ballater. Braemar Mountain Rescue Association was formed in 1965 by a group of local people who were concerned about the increasing number of mountain accidents and the resultant hardship and risk to local residents. Braemar Mountain Rescue Team is a large, busy organisation which relies on government grant aid funding and donations...To find out more about the team and how we are run please visit our website.

www.braemarmountainrescue.org.uk

Email

Braemar, AB35 5YP
Braemar
AB35 5YP

Accommodation

Inver Self Catering Cabin

Scottish Cabin-Style cottage in the heart of the Highland village of Braemar, sleeping 6. In grounds of owners' cottage but totally independent. Great for ski-ing, walking and families.

Inver Self Catering Cabin

Scottish Cabin-Style cottage in the heart of the Highland village of Braemar, sleeping 6. In grounds of owners' cottage but totally independent. Great for ski-ing, walking and families.

www.braemarcottage.co.uk

07947 111 499

9 Auchendryne Square, AB35 5WS
Braemar
AB35 5WS

Activities & Attractions

Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing & Snowboarding

Scotland's largest ski area with varied terrain from the invitingly easy to surprisingly steep! 40km's of pistes over 3 valleys and 4 mountains. Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain... read more

Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing & Snowboarding

Scotland's largest ski area with varied terrain from the invitingly easy to surprisingly steep! 40km's of pistes over 3 valleys and 4 mountains. Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. There are lots of options to choose from - you can join a class, go private, hire an instructor for your group, get into race training or simply take advantage of one of our great value package deals. Check out our Facebook page for up to date weather reports!

www.ski-glenshee.co.uk

Email

01339 741 320

Cairnwell, Spittal of Glenshee, AB35 5XU
Braemar