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History

For a small village of 400 residents, Braemar has been witness to key moments in Scottish history. Most famous for its association with Queen Victoria, its historical significance extends back much further to both the first and second Jacobite rebellions. The village is home to two castles, Braemar Castle and the ruin of Kindrochit Castle, while Balmoral, the Scottish residence to the Royal Family, is situated just 9 miles away. The hotel can arrange history tours of the area as well as guided walking tours through Braemar itself where visitors can learn about the Games Park, local architecture and see the house that Robert Louis Stevenson occupied whilst writing Treasure Island. Please consult our Ghillie team to organise tours and to find out more information.

Step back in time

Throughout Scotland many different castles can be found with varying architecture, landscapes and stories. Braemar is home to two castles, Braemar Castle and Kindrochit Castle (ruin). Dating as far back as 1628, Braemar Castle has a colourful history including the first and second Jacobite Uprising. Balmoral Castle is situated just 9 miles away. Known as the Scottish home to the Royal Family, it was originally purchased by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1852. Contact your Ghillie for visiting information.

Interested In A Room?

All 46 guestrooms and suites are individually decorated and named after a local figure, place, event or theme. Each room offers comfortable accommodation while showcasing the work of local craftsmen and the rich history of Braemar.

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