Aberdeenshire | Village | ★★

[Braemar Castle]

The final, highest settlement in Deeside before wild terrain, Braemar occupies a stunning setting at a junction of glens surrounded by the high Cairngorms. The streets are often lined by snow in winter, and the temperature here has twice plunged to a record -27.2°C - cold enough to freeze whisky. Summertime brings lush green surroundings and plenty of tourists. This is one of the best bases (along with Ballater) for visiting the eastern part of the Cairngorms National Park, and the hills of Morrone and Creag Choinnich are both easily walkable from the village centre. The village's nearby castle also opens to visitors; this L-plan tower house was built by the 2nd Earl of Mar in the 17th century, and has been owned by the local community since 2007.

[Clunie Water at Braemar (9/1/11)]

Location & info

📌 Braemar ★★
Aberdeenshire, G.R.: NO 150914 ///sparrows.zoom.human

🚌 Braemar is at the end of the bus route from Aberdeen through Deeside.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Walk: Morrone - Braemar's Big Nose ★★★
>> Walk: Prowling around Creag Choinnich to the Lion's Face ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

📌 Braemar Castle ★★★
By the A93 1 mi north of Braemar, G.R.: NO 156924 ///delighted.both.revives
Open daily, July, August & most of September; Sunday to Friday, early September; Wednesday to Sunday, April to June & October | £10 adult / £4 child

[Braemar from the hill path to Morrone (19/11/11)]

[Morrone summit (19/11/11)]

[View from Dubh Chlais on the Lion's Face walk]


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