Braemar attractions

Braemar attractions


highlands of ScotlandRenowned for its breathtaking scenery and bracing air, Braemar stands at over 1000ft above sea level at the junction of the roads from Perth and Aberdeen. It is known chiefly today as the home of the Braemar Gathering.


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Balmoral Castle

Attractions Balmoral Castle and gardens. Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills and ancient Caledonian woodland, and the beautiful River Dee is nearby. About 7 miles east of Braemar.

Balmoral Castle

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Attractions Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB. Tel: 01339 742273. A tiny distillery, established in 1845 by John Begg and visited by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and her two princely sons. They tasted the fine malt whisky which found a very royal approval. Today there are special exhibitions, a fine, new Visitors' centre, a special exhibition of Queen Victoria's visit, an illicit still hidden away in a cave and the opportunity to relax in the coffee shop or browse in the gift shop, all set in the natural outstanding beauty of Royal Deeside. About 7 miles east of Braemar.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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Attractions Braemar Highland Heritage Centre, The Mews, Invercauld Road, BRAEMAR AB35 5YL. Tel: 013397 41944. An informative and interesting journey through Braemar's tradition and history. Exhibits feature the Highland Gathering, Queen Victoria, Balmoral Castle (just 8 miles down the road) and the history of the area. It contains a clan heritage shop. Location: In the centre of Braemar.

Braemar Highland Heritage Centre

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Attractions Glenshee Ski Centre, Cairnwell, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XU. Tel: 013397 41320. Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities. Glenshee's impressive 21 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. About 10 miles south of Braemar.

Glenshee Ski Centre

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