Braemar is at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by spectacular mountain and forest scenery. There's a good chance of seeing red and roe deer, black grouse and capercaillie, and you're almost guaranteed to see red squirrels in our grounds.
The village has been popular with visitors since Queen Victoria first visited in 1848. She chose Balmoral, 14 kilometres from Braemar as her Scottish home, and the castle remains the summer residence of the royal family to this day.
Braemar is now home to around 450 inhabitants, although this number swells to over 20000 during the annual Braemar Gathering.
Braemar is accessed from the south over the Cairnwell Pass, the highest road in the country and from the east by roads overlooking the picturesque Dee river. Despite its remote nature, Braemar is only an hour and a half’s drive Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen.