Welcome to Braemar
Braemar is a pretty little village with a grand location on a broad plain ringed by mountains where the Dee valley and Glen Clunie meet. In winter this is one of the coldest places in the country – temperatures as low as -29°C have been recorded – and during spells of severe cold, hungry deer wander the streets looking for a bite to eat. Braemar is an excellent base for hill walking, and there's also skiing at... Read More
Top experiences in Braemar
3-Day Speyside Whisky Tour from Edinburgh
Your small-group 3-day whisky tour will depart from Edinburgh by luxury minivan with a maximum of 15 people and head to the north-east area of Scotland! The region of Speyside follows the path of the River Spey, stretching from the west of the Cairngorm National Park to the east coast. Boasting an impressive scene of winding lochs, green glens and dramatic peaks, the region has something for everyone.Your base throughout your 3-day whisky tour is the idyllic village of Grantown on Spey, near Aviemore, where your charming B&B accommodation is located. From here, all the Speyside whisky distilleries and sights are within easy reach. Enjoy visits to four of the region’s famous whisky distilleries, Dalwhinnie, Benromach, Cardhu and Glenlivet, and enjoy tastings and samples galore. Speyside is home to another 42 operating distilleries, so there’s certainly plenty more to see if time permits! You will also visit Gordon and MacPhail’s legendary whisky shop in the Royal Burgh (town) of Elgin where you can shop for some of Speyside’s finest malts.The return to Edinburgh takes in the classic sights of the Cairngorm Mountains, Balmoral Castle (official Scottish home of the British Royal Family) and the village of Braemar in the Cairngorm National Park.
Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh
This tour is likely to sell-out! The Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh has limited availability, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!Dating back more than 900 years, when the Clans gathered to show off their athletic skills, the Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar.Highlights of this fantastic spectacle include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber. The Games are held in different regions throughout the year, with the most famous held in Braemar in late summer.All tours spend the morning exploring the Highlands en-route to the village where the games are being held and at least 2-3 hours at the games themselves.
Braemar Castle and Whisky Tour from Aberdeen
From Aberdeen we travel West following the River Dee. See and hear about this historic Glen and enjoy a visit to Braemar, Braemar Castle and Lochnagar Whisky Distillery.Our tour starts from Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre.We travel through Aberdeen's West end seeing the grand granite houses then along the North Deeside Road. We cross over the river Dee to the Bridge of Feugh waterfall to see if we can catch a glimpse of the salmon jumping up the falls. We then continue travelling through town up Deeside Banchory, Aboyne and Ballater. Heading deeper up Deeside we Stop at Crathie Kirk (£1 donation please). This Church has been used by the Royal family for worship since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert discovered and bought Balmoral Castle & Estate. Enjoy a visit of Braemar Castle (entry fee required). There is also time for a tour of Braemar Castle. After our visit of Braemar Castle we will have a Lunch Stop at Braemar Village. We will then visit Lochnagar Distillery (entry fee required), for a tour of the distillery and a “wee dram”(shot of Whisky)We then return to Aberdeen Visitor, Inverurie & Huntly Information Centre.Our Braemar Castle and Whisky Tour from Aberdeen takes around 8 hrs.
Braemar Highland Games from Edinburgh
You will be collected from your hotel/guest house and taken on the scenic route through the heart of Scotland looking out for wildlife and enjoying the beautiful landscape.On arrival at Braemar you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the games. The Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar and date back to more than 900 years ago. Highlights of this fantastic event include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber. Tour Price is for transportation/guide only. Entrance fees are payable on arrival.