Outings to

Braemar

 

From

Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland

The River Clunie passing through Braemar

 

Are you visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Do you live in Edinburgh or Glasgow?

If so, then the following suggested outings to Braemar could be of interest to you.

Braemar sitting surrounded by hills is the home of the world-famous Braemar Gathering and Highland Games held each September.

As described, the outings should take about two days with an overnight stop in Braemar. However, there is nothing to stop you taking more time for your journey. Add in extra places, stop that little longer, take a stroll by a loch etc. Indeed, one of the great features of northern Scotland is that just about all roads lead to somewhere delightful. Here it can be a pleasure to be lost.

 

From Edinburgh

Day 1

Head to the Forth Road Bridge.

Excursion: the small ancient town of South Queensferry offers fine views of the two great bridges

Head to St Andrews

Excursion: just east of St Andrews are some pleasant fishing towns such as Anstruther.

St Andrews is an ancient town with an old University - where Prince William will study. In addition there is possibly the most famous golf course in the world and some fine coastal scenery.

Cross the Tay Bridge to Dundee and head towards Cupar Angus

Excursion : Glamis Castle is a fine castle where the Queen Mother was born.

Head to Blairgowrie and turn north to Glenshee and Braemar. Glenshee is a fine valley and site of one of Scotland's main Ski centres.

Excursions from Braemar

A. 8 miles (12 km) west of Braemar is the Linn of Dee - a great drive to a beauty spot

B. 8 miles east of Braemar lies royal Balmoral Castle, autumn holiday home of the Royal Family.

The castle is open May, June and July. Royal Lochnagar distillery is also worth a visit.

Day 2

Head back to Blairgowrie for about 20 miles then turn to Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

Excursion : the Edradour distillery is the smallest in Scotland

Pitlochry is a pretty Highland town with a fine selection of shops.

Excursion : just north of Pitlochry is Blair Athol with its fine Blair Castle, seat of the Duke of Athol. Between the two towns lies the famous Pass of Killiecrankie

Head south then west to Aberfeldy, then along Loch Tay passing Ben Lawers to Killin. At Killin take time to look at the water tumbling over the rocks on its journey to the loch.

Head south to Callander, Dunblane and Stirling

Excursion : The Grand Stirling Castle is home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and holds the regimental museum. Nearby also are Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument

Return to Edinburgh

 

 

From Glasgow

 

Head north to Loch Lomond and Crianlarich

(The next leg is the reverse of the start of Day 2 above)

Turn east towards Killin. At Killin take time to look at the water tumbling over the rocks on its journey to Loch Tay. Head east along Loch Tay passing Ben Lawers to Aberfeldy.

Continue east then north to Pitlochry, a pretty Highland town with a fine selection of shops.

Excursion : just north of Pitlochry is Blair Athol with its fine Blair Castle, seat of the Duke of Athol. Between the two towns lies the famous Pass of Killiecrankie

From Pitlochry head east to Kirkmichael and Glenshee.

Excursion : the Edradour distillery is the smallest in Scotland

At A93 turn north to Braemar. Glenshee is a fine valley and the site of one of Scotland's main Ski centres.

 

 

Day 2

Excursions from Braemar

A. 8 miles (12 km) west of Braemar is the Linn of Dee - a great drive to a beauty spot

B. 8 miles east of Braemar lies royal Balmoral Castle, autumn holiday home of the Royal Family. The castle is open May, June and July. Royal Lochnagar distillery is also worth a visit.

From Braemar head south to Blairgowrie and Perth. Between these towns the road passes the famous Meikleour Beech Hedge and Scone Palace a fine house will an important history.

Head to Dunblane and Stirling

Excursion : the country road to Dunblane via Crieff passes the ruin of Huntingtower Castle and the Glenturret distillery, Scotland' oldest.

Head to Stirling

Excursion : The Grand Stirling Castle is home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and holds the regimental museum. Nearby also are Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument

Return to Glasgow

  

 

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