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Architectural Gems

From the Victorian grandeur of the Fife Arms to ancient castles, to contemporary cabins, Braemar and the surrounding area are home to a charming collection of architectural styles. So lace up your walking boots and join one of our knowledgeable local experts for a guided architectural walk around the village and the wider area.

Scottish Castle Country

Known as ‘Scottish Castle Country’, there are over 300 magnificent castles within Aberdeenshire alone, with many of these gems accessible on a full-day excursion from the Fife Arms.

Contemporary Architecture

Pair your architecture excursion with a fine whisky tipple and make your way to the new state-of-the-art visitor centre at the Macallan Distillery. Cut into the hills of Speyside, the new distillery, with its rippling wildflower roof, is the work of international firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and sits on the Easter Elchies estate, which has been home to the single malt whisky since 1824.

V&A Dundee

Embrace all things design and spend the day at the V&A Dundee. A two-hour drive on the stunning east coast of the country, along the banks of the River Tay, the striking building was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and took its inspiration from the dramatic rocky cliffs that line Scotland’s coast.