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Cafe in Braemar


Taste is a relaxed little cafe with armchairs in the window bays, serving home-made soups, sandwiches, coffee and cakes.
Castle in Braemar

Braemar Castle

Just north of Braemar village, turreted Braemar Castle dates from 1628 and served as a government garrison after the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It was taken over by the local community in 2007, which now offers guided…
Food & Drinks in Braemar


Grocery store in the village centre.
Nature Reserve in Braemar

Mar Lodge Estate

West of Braemar spreads the National Trust for Scotland's Mar Lodge Estate, one of the country's most important nature conservation areas, covering 7% of the Cairngorms National Park. The £4 million legacy that allo…
Cafe in Braemar

The Bothy

An appealing little cafe tucked behind the Mountain Sports shop, with a sunny terrace out front and a balcony at the back overhanging the river.
Highland Games in Braemar

Braemar Gathering

There are Highland games in many towns and villages throughout the summer, but the best known is the Braemar Gathering (, which takes place on the first Saturday in September. It’s a major o…