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Activities and Things to do in Braemar, Cairngorms National Park 

Braemar is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and is surrounded by mountains, moorland, rivers, ancient pinewoods and iconic wildlife. Invercauld Estate alone has 12 Munros and 8 Corbetts, and many more mountains can be accessed on neighbouring Balmoral Estate and Mar Lodge Estate.

Braemar and the surrounding area is fantastic for cycling and mountain biking. Glenshee Ski centre has a Mountain bike track in the summer months.

The River Dee is considered one of the greatest Salmon rivers in Scotland, and there are many lochs where Trout fishing is possible.

Braemar has an 18-hole golf course, a bowling green and (when its really cold) a curling rink. Braemar Castle is fascinating and transports you back in to the past. Balmoral Castle, home of the Royal family, is nearby and can be visited seasonally.

Scotland is famous for its Whisky and Royal Deeside is no exception. Royal Lochnagar distillery is situated next to Balmoral castle and offers guided tours. The Whisky Trail is not far away, featuring many of the great Speyside Malt Whisky Distilleries.



Braemar, Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms

Braemar, Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms

Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside. Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, with beautiful glens, ancient pine forests and meandering rivers with an abundance of wildlife. read more...

Walking

Walking

Braemar is a walkers paradise. Whether you are hill walking, having a gentle stroll along the river Dee or enjoying a stroll through the Birkwoods, Braemar has a walk for everyone.

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Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

Braemar Caravan Park is part of Invercauld Estate, home to some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, including Red Squirrels, Eagles, Mountain Hares, and it is one of the best places to see Red Deer in Britain, especially in October when you can witness the spectacular Red Deer Rut.

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Cycling

Cycling

There are endless opportunities for cycling in and around Braemar. The long climbs of Glenshee and Cock Bridge are challenging but reward you will the most spectacular views and a sense of achievement.

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Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Glenshee Ski Centre is a short drive from Braemar Caravan Park, and is Scotland's largest winter resort. Whether ski touring, mountaineering, of getting up some speed and distance on the piste, it’s perfect for enjoying winter sports. Glenshee Ski Centre has over 25 miles of piste covering 3 glens and 4 munros.
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Castles

Castles

Braemar and the surrounding area is steeped in history and is home to many castles to visit during your stay.

Braemar Castle was built in 1628 in a commanding position overlooking the river Dee. There are wide sweeping views towards the mountain passes of Glen Clunie and the Lairig Ghru, and towards Deeside.

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Golf

Golf

Braemar Golf Club is adjacent to Braemar Caravan Park, so is in easy walking distance from the site. Braemar is the highest 18 hole golf course in Scotland at around 1,100 feet above sea level.

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Fishing

Fishing

Salmon and Trout fishing opportunities are first class on Invercauld Estate. You can fish the river Dee accompanied by a Ghillie. The river operates a catch and release policy to ensure the future health of the rivers ecosystem.

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