Aberdeenshire Level 3 Announcement and Braemar Caravan Park

Wednesday 16th December 2020.


On Tuesday 15th of December the First Minister announced an increase in the tier level for Aberdeenshire from Level 2 up to Level 3.

This again reduces people's ability to travel to Braemar at this time.

Invercauld Estate have informed Braemar Caravan Park that the next possible opening date could be Saturday the 9th of January 2021, due to the increased restrictions.

Customers with bookings, during this period, will receive a call from park management throughout Wednesday the 16th of December.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding at this time.

Postponement of Reopening Date 19th Dec 2020

Given the continued uncertainty regarding the Scottish Government's decision on the tier level for Aberdeenshire with Covid 19 cases remaining unstable in this council area, and also peoples inability to travel around Scotland at this time, Invercauld Estate have again requested that Braemar Caravan Park hold the opening date until Saturday the 19th of December. Customers involved will be contacted throughout the course of today, Wed 8th of December 2020.

Reopening Date Reschedule to Sat 12th December 2020

In light of current travel restrictions set in place around Scotland and the UK, which now affects a number of seasonal and regular customers and their ability to travel, Invercauld Estate have decided to temporarily close Braemar Caravan Park from 5pm Friday 13th November 2020 with an aim to reopen at 9am Saturday 12th December 2020, dependant on the Scottish Government and First Minister's decision on Aberdeenshire travel restrictions.

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Latest News From Braemar Caravan Park 24th October 2020

Latest News Update  dated Saturday 24/10/20


We have well and truly arrived into a Cairngorm Autumn now with blustery days, some leaves underfoot and some resilient leaves still clinging to trees with late Autumn warm tones of yellows, oranges and reds.  


The start of this month saw the winter seasonal pitch renewal letters issued. Forty of these were sent out to the existing seasonals. We had hoped to increase winter seasonal pitch numbers up to fifty for this year but in light of the current situation and following guidance from Invercauld Estate it was decided we would remain at forty at the present time through the 2020/2021 winter season.

Please remember that the closing date for renewal payments to be received in the office is Sunday the 15th November 2020. The sooner we know of any existing customers not wishing to renew then the sooner we will be able to extend an invitation to new customers from the waiting list.


The Assistant Wardens have been settling in over the last few weeks. Their names are Averil and Alan and Luna the dog. Please make them feel welcome and say hi if you see them around site or in reception. They have been picking up the ropes and are enjoying their new surroundings as they settle. 


As we are approaching late October, the very busy period is passing and some openings are beginning to appear in the diary for touring pitches and pods. 

Remember this year we will not be closing in November, therefore, the park will be available to book right through to 31st October 2021.

Why not enjoy a break in November before the festive month of December gets under way. Treat yourself to  a wander, for an hour or two, around the many walks surrounding the caravan park. The views from your walk on a crisp, clear day will surpass your expectations and the smells of the woodland are very refreshing, it brings back memories of a real fir tree at Christmas time, in the living room, when the doors has been closed overnight. 


The orders for the twice weekly delivery from Chalmers Bakery are going well. The quality of the breads, rolls  and apple tarts are as good as expected and the individual boxed orders make for a real special touch.

Orders can be placed at reception on a Tuesday by 2pm for pick up at 9am on Wednesday from reception and the same on a Thursday by 2pm for the Friday 9am pick up from reception.


Take Care and keep watching for the latest updates being added.


News Update Saturday 26th September

Latest News From Braemar Caravan Park


Firstly, we are pleased to be able to inform you that from this coming week, commencing Monday 28th of September, we will be able to bring you pre ordered products from Chalmers Bakery, home of the famous Balmoral bread.

If you wish fresh breads and bakery produce during your stay:-

Delivery to reception on a Friday then please have your order into reception by 2pm on a Thursday.

Delivery to reception on a Wednesday then please have your order into reception by 2pm on a Tuesday.

Customers can call reception on 01339 741373 to place an order and pay or even stop by reception and make payment in person when placing their order.

The Chalmers Bakery product list and prices will be available on display in reception window. The order list will be held at reception desk to take your details. We will ask you for your Name, Pitch number, Order details then inform you of Cost. We will also ask for payment for your items at the time of ordering. The bakery will bag each customer's order individually for us. We hope you enjoy this service providing great tasting breads.


Secondly,  you will probably have heard the First Minister's message, earlier this week, regarding only one household permitted indoors in any one home, this is also applicable to self catering units from Friday the 25th of September.

This now affects any pod booking, any touring caravan booking, motorhome and tent booking alike. Please remember to take this into account prior to making any bookings with us. If you have any concerns regarding existing bookings then please give us a call on 01339 741373 and we will do our utmost to advise.


Thirdly,  remember bookings for pitches at The Braemar Gathering 2021 will be available on the telephone and online from Wednesday the 30th September from 10am. There is a minimum of a 3 night stay on all bookings on the main park over the Gathering weekend.

The overflow rally field will also be available at £20 per night and a minimum of 2 night stay. There will be fresh water available at the rally field but there will be no electric hook ups.


And lastly,  the winter seasonal pitch invites are being prepared presently and customers should expect to see these being emailed in the near future.


Take Care at this time and further news updates will follow.

Latest News Dated 31st August 2020

Latest News as of Monday 31st August 2020


Firstly, some good news for anyone planning a late summer break towards the end of September or in the Autumn months of October and November, our bookings diary still has some availability for anyone wishing to book either online or by calling reception and we will be happy to assist on 01339 741373.


The upcoming weekend, Saturday the 5th of September, would normally be Braemar Gathering Weekend. The diary is still very busy with pre booked customers over this period. We look forward to everyone arriving and enjoying their breaks at the park although maybe not as they had originally planned but there are still plenty of bars open and you will be spoilt for choice with places to eat within the village and also it may be prudent to book a table in advance. There are plenty of local walks and cycle tracks to keep you occupied during your stay so enjoy !


Customers planning to make a booking, either online or over the telephone, please ensure you have read and fully understood the Booking Terms and Conditions and also the Covid-19 Addendum which form the last four pages of the document. We would like to ensure customers understand that for everyone's safety and social distancing purposes, all customers with onboard facilities, either in a touring caravan or motor home, must make plans to use their own during their stay with us. The limited toilet and shower facilities supplied are only for tent, pod and campervan customers without facilities. This is not our normal way of operating but is necessary during the current pandemic. With everyone's help we will all come through this as safely as possible.


And finally an update on our touring pitches for Christmas and New Year, they are all now booked up. Thank you for to everyone for their advance bookings and we look forward to having you join us again for the festive period.


take care and next update to follow soon

Friday 07th August 2020 - News Update

Todays Latest News Update Fri 7th August 2020


The current situation regarding Coronavirus & Covid-19 is constantly evolving and we are doing our best to keep abreast of all updates issued by The Scottish Government.


Presently, there are members of the public who live in Aberdeen city and have been advised, by The Scottish Government, to restrict their movement and not to travel outwith a 5 mile radius from their home. They have also been advised not to go on holiday during this time.


With this in mind, may we ask those customers with Aberdeen city addresses affected by the current restrictions, to be mindful and thoughtful towards others during this time. At Braemar Caravan Park we would not expect to see bookings coming from any addresses currently affected by the new travel restrictions set in place by The Scottish Government and we would not be able to accept these bookings whilst restrictions remain in place. This would apply to any area that may be placed under similiar restrictions.

Customers who have existing bookings and are affected by the travel restrictions, please get in touch with us as soon as possible and we will do our best to help by moving bookings forward in the diary for you. 


Can we also remind customers with onboard facilities that we need you to use them as much as possible whilst staying with us.

This enables our limited toilet and shower facilities to cope with the tent, pod and campervan customers as intended. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please all take care of yourselves and others at this time and stay safe.


more news updates to follow soon....



Frequently Asked Questions and Answers For Visiting After 15th July 2020

We have some very frequent and recurring questions arising the more we are talking with customers.

I have written this information as an up to date Q & A to help with the most frequently asked questions :-


Q.  When does Braemar Caravan Park re-open ?

A.  From 12 noon on Wednesday 15th July 2020.


Q.  Are your toilets and showers opening ?

A.  We are opening our facilities from the 15th July 2020 when the park re-opens. Toilets and showers will be available but with reduced capacity and with social  distancing in place in line with Government Legislation. Customers with their own onboard facilities are encouraged to use them to reduce any risk by entering enclosed indoor public spaces.


Q.  Are you taking bookings for Caravans ? Tents ? Pods?

A.  We are taking bookings for all, yes.


Q.  Can we book online ?

A. Yes, our diary is available online at our website for caravans and pods. Tents are required to call the park reception on 01339 741373. This is to ensure tent sizes will fit on pitches.


Q.  Will we be required to bring all our groceries with us ?

A.  The small Co-op in the village is happy to welcome visitors and help with essential groceries but please remember to bring face masks with you and wear them when visiting the shop. Social distancing queueing is in operation outside due to limited numbers only permitted in the shop at any time.


Q.  Do i need to bring face mask, hand gel and sanitiser sprays with me ?

A.  Yes, please do. Please treat your time on site the same as you would treat yourself / family and your surfaces at home. 

Q.  Will there be anything open in the village ?

A.  Yes, different businesses are opening back up and this information will follow shortly when we know exact timings.


I hope this helps answer some questions you may have wanted to ask. We are here to help and if you still have a question that needs answering then please call the park reception on 01339 741373. We will do our best to help.


We are pleased to be able to inform you that the caravan park has a re-opening date of Wed 15th July 2020 at 12 noon.

We are excited about this and look forward to welcoming everyone back.

The caravan park will re-open following Scottish Government Guidance and caravan park industry legislation. We are currently working through our risk assessments and procedures to suit.

Facilities will be available but in a reduced capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Customers who have their own onboard facilities will be encouraged to use them as much as possible to reduce risk in public spaces.

All booked and seasonal customers will receive, via email & prior to arrival, information setting out the necessary changes that will have taken place around park to ensure the safety of customers and staff alike.

Customers who have raised enquiries or sent emails over the lockdown period please bear with us, we are working our way through the large volume of enquiries and will be in touch with you as soon as we can. You can also call reception on 01339 741373 for assistance or leave a message on the answer phone.

Take care and we will see you all soon.

Braemar Caravan Park - UPDATE at 31/03/2020

The office at Braemar Caravan Park will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 1st of April 2020 until advised by Government when safe to reopen. Updates on any reopening date will be issued via this news section and also on social media, Braemar Caravan Park Facebook page and Instagram.


Any customers who have April and May bookings in our diary have been contacted and the bookings moved to holding pitches on the diary until able to re book with us, over the phone, once we have re opened. The bookings diary on our website is closed until the end of May at present awaiting further instructions from Government.


Can we ask any further contact be directed to :-   or by telephone to Invercauld Office on  01339 741224  until the caravan park office reopens.


Thank you.