Come over the hills to


In beautiful

Royal Deeside, Scotland

The village nestles at the foot of Morrone


Braemar, heart of Royal Deeside, is a holiday playground unequalled in Scotland. Surrounded by the fine Grampian mountains and woodland scenery it is a mecca for the walker, climber or wanderer. Add in the nearby castles and distilleries and you have the ideal place for a break. The nearby River Dee flowing past Balmoral Castle on its way to Aberdeen offers the finest salmon fishing. To the south just 8 miles away is Glenshee the home of the largest ski centre in Scotland.

An ancient village with long links to Scottish royalty, it is home each September to the world famous Braemar Gathering and Highland Games regularly attended by members of the Royal Family. Little wonder that Braemar won the coveted Best Village for Tourism in Scotland in 1992 and again in 1996, when the last of these competitions was held.



 Braemar looking towards the south.

The village nestles among many hills. On the right is Morrone, destination of the 'hill-race'. In the centre, behind the village, is the Clunie valley with the golf course. Further back are the hills of the Glenshee ski centre, while on the left is the Lochnagar range. In the foreground the River Dee is visible.


On these web pages we invite you to find out more about the interesting and delightful village of Braemar and the beautiful hill country all around.


Pages Recently Added to this Web Site

Some pictures of the Braemar Gathering

 Braemar from Edinburgh and Glasgow

 The Clan Farquharson of Invercauld

Whisky Distilleries near Braemar

Castles and Houses near Braemar

St Margaret's Church, Braemar

Cairngorms National Park

Historic Kirkyards near Braemar

 Macbeth and Braemar

Morrone Birkwood

 Munros near Braemar

 Golf Courses near Braemar




 North-East Scotland




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In 2001 the UK experienced an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD). It did not affect the Braemar area and the UK is now free of FMD. Click for personal comments on

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Pages constructed by Mike Franklin, 26th January 2002

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Photographs by Sandra Geddes, Mike Franklin, Steve Heyes and others.