Wildlife In and Around Braemar Caravan Park

Wildlife In And Around Braemar Caravan Park


During all seasons of the year you will be able to spot a variety of wildlife which resides on or near Braemar Caravan Park whilst staying with us. 

I hope you and your family take some time to find the wildlife surrounding you whilst visiting this wonderful area within the Cairngorms National Park.


What Wildlife Could I See ?


 Red Squirrel

Red squirrels are fantastic, quirky characters and provide hours of entertainment watching their antics. They can be found around Braemar Caravan Park and prefer woodland areas with mixed conifers. They do not hibernate in winter but manage to get through by searching for the food they have buried throughout the autumn months.



Red Deer

Red deer can be seen all around Invercauld Estate land, hillsides, mountaintops and even down to Braemar village and the surrounding area through the colder, harsher winter months. The more years the deer age, the larger the antlers grow. Deer can live anywhere from 16 to 20 years.



Ospreys can be found, during the summer months, in the surrounding areas around Braemar. They head south during September/October as the weather starts to become colder. Ospreys are great fish eating birds of prey and can be found hunting close to rivers.


 Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle can be found in remote glens around the north of Scotland. With a wingspan of just over two metres, they can be seen soaring high up searching for food. Their diet consists of rabbit, smaller birds, foxes or even small deer. Sea eagles also come inland and can sometimes be seen around Invercauld Estate's quieter glens.


Mountain Hare

Mountain hares are masters of camouflage ! They can change their body colours to blend in with the terrain around them. In the winter months they will become fully white to suit the snow covered hillsides surrounding them. In spring and summer, their coat will become a mix of brown colours which blend with the grasses and heathers around them.


Pine Martin

Pine Martins are extremely agile creatures and greatly suited to tree climbing. Their claws for gripping the trees when climbing and their tails assist with their balance. Pine martins usual habitat is within woodland areas with a mix of trees and fallen trees. 



These little birds only weigh as much as a £1 coin ! They are agile little characters and live on tiny insects such as spiders, beetles, bugs and caterpillars. Wrens have a lifespan of around 2 years and these tiny birds can easily be seen around the caravan park. 


Where Am I Likely To See These Animals ?


The great news is they are all native to this area of north Scotland and The Cairngorms National Park

Whilst staying with us at Braemar Caravan Park and taking a quiet walk around the outskirts of the village or the wooded hillsides, your chances of seeing and hearing the native wildlife will increase dramatically.

Staying on the caravan park itself will also help you see some of the smaller animals mentioned above.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Places to Eat in Braemar During Winter Season

Places to Eat in Braemar During Winter Season


I am sitting here thinking about the various dining establishments, within Braemar, for customers to eat in the evenings whilst staying with us at Braemar Caravan Park, during the winter season running from December to the end of March.

Depending on the type of food you like to eat and the environment offered, perhaps I can help you make a more informed choice by listing a few of the options available to you.


Where to Eat in Braemar

I have listed some of the choices available to you, in no particular order :-

Farquarsons Bar & Kitchen

Farquharson's  Bar & Kitchen offer a well liked, varied menu, with a twist on traditional Scottish fayre with a varied choice of starters, mains and desserts. Offering a warm environment with a cosy log fire.

Opening times, contact number and reviews can be found on the following link:  Farquharson's Bar & Kitchen


The Flying Stag (at The Fife Arms)



 The Flying Stag was created as an atmospheric place where locals and visitors alike would spend time enjoying tasty, hearty, Scottish foods along with local beers, Scottish whiskies and spirits.

Opening times and seasonal menu information can be found on the following link: The Flying Stag at Fife Arms

 The Kings Larder

The Kings Larder is one of the most recent additions in the village although the staff and the chef (Mike Watt) are all recognisable from The Braemar Lodge Hotel prior to the devastating fire earlier in 2022.

This can be found at the same location that The Cairn Grill was previously operating from. Down the steps at the front of The Bothy Cafe.

They have created a warm, intimate and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a wide variety of gins, whiskeys and beers from the bar and the delicious and much loved meals created by Mike, the chef.

Opening times and further information is available on the following link:  The Kings Larder


When to Eat in Braemar

 All of the above restaurants in Braemar offer food in the evenings. Some will serve food at lunch times.

Some of these restaurants are also offering a pre ordered takeaway service at certain times of the year. Please call ahead to check individuals timings and menu options for this service.

Please follow the links given, for each restaurant, to check menu and food times available.

Each establishment does advise calling and booking to avoid disappointment.


What to Eat in Braemar

Each restaurant offers a wide variety of choices, starters, mains and desserts. 

The theme running across all the menus is one of hearty Scottish fayre. Most offer a vegetarian option too. 

Please check with individual restaurants for their Gluten Free menu choice.


We hope to see you visit soon !!