situated on the river Dee and gateway to the valley of the Feugh.
the granite city with a wealth of architectural gems!
Access to Braemar is excellent, served by the fast A90 road.
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enowned for its breathtaking scenery and bracing air it is no surprise that
this area of Scotland was recommended to Queen Victoria by her doctor.
Braemar stands at over 1000ft above sea level at the junction of the roads
from Perth and Aberdeen. Although known chiefly today as the home of the
Braemar Gathering, the Jacobites held a more serious "gathering"
here in 1715, which is detailed in our
Local History section.
ince the days of Scotland's King Malcolm Canmore (1058-1093) there has been a
Today the Braemar Royal Highland Society ensure that this world famous annual
Gathering (always held the first Saturday of September) continues to be a
major event, with the participation of international athletes, Pipe Bands and
teams from H.M. Forces.
raemar is an excellent base for your Scottish holiday and offers an
impressive choice of quality
to suit all requirements. The ski resort of Glenshee is also within easy
travelling distance, as are many of Royal Deeside's villages and towns.
ust a few miles north east of Braemar, on the outskirts of Crathie, you
will find the
Royal Lochnagar. Established in 1845
this has been the local distillery to Balmoral since Queen Victoria's time.
Visitors are welcomed all year round to see the distillers go through the
ancient process of mashing, malting, fermenting and distilling the water
of life. A visit to the distillery shop is also recommended, where you
can purchase from an impressive selection of malts.