Summer has well and truly arrived at Braemar Caravan Park. Winter was really late.....and long, but the sun has been shining for weeks on end to make up for it.
We've been welcoming folk from all over the world, in Caravans, Motorhomes, tents, trailer tents, teepees and of coarse our Camping pods.
The School holidays have begun and with the great weather conditions, many folk are visiting Braemar to enjoy some fantastic walking, cycling, visits to some of the amazing places and venues in the area such as Braemar Castle, Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar distillery.
There are a number of new Scenic routes which have been mapped out to help guide you around some of the most spectacular landscapes of Scotland, and these routes have brought many people to enjoy Braemar.
The Snow Roads is an amazing drive which starts at Blairgowrie and finishes in Grantown on Spey. The Snow roads should be enjoyed at a slow and steady pace as there is so much to see, places to visit on the way, and amazing views to take in.
The Snow roads passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park. You will travel through Glenshee, along the A93 - the highest A road in Britain, then travel along the A939 through Cock Bridge, the Lecht and Tomintoul, and arriving in the final destination of Grantown on Spey. There are 3 installations on the route which help you to make the most of your time exploring, called Connecting contours, The Watchers, and 'Still'. They are positioned in such beautiful locations you can sit and enjoy the view for hours. Download the route map and get planning your journey.
North East 250 is a new road route to help you explore Aberdeenshire and Moray. It is an area so diverse, for Landscapes, culture, History, Natural History, breathtaking coast and of coast through Whisky Country of Speyside. Aberdeen is a good place to start the North East 250, then head West through Royal Deeside to Braemar, in the Cairngorms National Park, before heading North towards Speyside and the Moray Coast, then head East along the coast, passing some fantastic coastal villages, before returning to Aberdeen. It really is a beautiful journey and well worth taking your time to enjoy.
Braemar is not part of the North Coast 500, but many folk have taken the opportunity to visit many of the places you pass through while driving both the Snow roads and the North East 250, on route to or from the NC500.
Scotland is such a stunningly beautiful, welcoming, interesting and culturally diverse country that it would be a shame to rush the journey. Take your time, visit some amazing places, try some of the delicious local foods, visit some unique and globally important places, and enjoy some time to relax.
We hope to see you at Braemar Caravan Park, either while you're exploring on a scenic route or coming to Braemar Caravan Park for a holiday in this fantastic area.