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situated on the river Dee and gateway to the valley of the Feugh.

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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.



Braemar ince the days of Scotland's King Malcolm Canmore (1058-1093) there has been a Braemar Gathering. 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 accommodation 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.



Royal Lochnagar 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.
Last updated August 2000
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