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Braemar castle

The UK's highest mountainous parish with the highest golf course, Braemar in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is a stunning Highlands village surrounded by a range of outdoor activities from skiing in Glenshee just 9 miles to the south (10 minute drive) to local pony trekking, climbing, mountain biking and hill walking. Famed for its annual Braemar Gathering - a Highland games like no other with a history stretching back to the 11th Century,  the games take place annually in early September with Patron Her Majesty The Queen who is usually in attendance.

Braemar offers a wide selection of accommodation ranging from luxurious B&Bs brimming with charm to budget hostels and self-catering cottages. Ski schools are located in the area or book yourself on a 4X4 mountain tour. This popular Royal Deeside holiday base is a gateway to a choice of heritage attractions and fine distilleries including the iconic Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and the Lochnagar Distillery.

Don't miss a tour of the local Braemar Highland Heritage Centre with on-site shopping experience featuring a superb range of tartan. Welcoming tearooms, cosy coffee shops and restaurants, family run bistros and exceptional hotel restaurants are all to be found in Braemar village alongside quality takeaways. Stay in Braemar, the birthplace of the Highland Games - book online with Iknow.

Accommodation in Braemar

  • Kirkmichael   (19.9 miles from the centre of Braemar)
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    £90
    From two nights to one week respectively
     
    High Quality Self Catering in the Scottish Highlands
     
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  • Blairgowrie   (19.6 miles from the centre of Braemar)
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    £300
    Per week (seasonal) sleeping 8
     
    Converted former threshing mill offering luxury self catering accommodation in Kirkton. Original features & private garden. Dogs welcome. Sleeps up to 8.
     
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  • Braemar   (0.2 miles from the centre of Braemar)
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    £20
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
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    Braemar Lodge Hotel was formerly a Victorian shooting lodge and is set in extensive grounds two minutes from the centre of Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside. Best described ...
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