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Braemar Area

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Braemar Guide.   Braemar home of The Braemar Gathering .  


 

Braemar at the heart of The Cairngorm National Park.

The annual Braemar Gathering  is the culmination of all the local Highland Games series. The Games are  performed in front of Her Majesty The Queen.

Scotland’s iconic Red Deer are common in the area.  Red deer are one of the worlds largest deer species.

The Linn of Dee and Marr Lodge are nearby.     Marr lodge features an old ballroom featuring hundreds of mounted stags heads.

Glenshee Ski Centre located above the village, is Scotlands largest ski and boarding area, extending over 2,000 acres, 4 mountains and 3 valleys.  There are 36 different runs making a total of 40kms served by 21 lifts.

Braemar Shops

There are a range of shops, including gift shops. There is also a visitor centre.  Two original settlements form the village. These are split by the bridge over the River Dee.

Brig O Dee is an old military bridge, built on the disused military road which linked Corgarff Castle to Blairgowrie, and was built around 1752. This remarkable hump back bridge stands on solid rock on a bend in the River Dee, near Braemar. The newer, current road bridge commissioned by Prince Albert can be seen in the distance. upstream dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw. (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)