A journey worth making
Travel update: Like many businesses in this current climate we are constantly reviewing the government advice and travel guidelines. There are several ways to get to the Fife Arms as listed below. Currently Aberdeen is in a local lockdown, however Aberdeen airport remains open and a transfer to the hotel directly from the airport is sanctioned within the current guidelines.
Your Fife Arms experience starts long before you arrive in the historic village of Braemar. The information that follows will show you the many different and special ways that you can make this memorable journey. Whether you are coming from the direction of Edinburgh, London or further afield the scenery you pass through offers some of the most dramatic landscape in Scotland.
From Edinburgh the journey takes you across the Firth of Forth bridge into the rolling hills of Perthshire and historic towns such as Scone and Perth before you ascend into the highlands on the approach to Glenshee. The last 40 minutes of this approximately 2-hour drive takes you through majestic mountains swathed in heather and populated by stags. There are very few homes and it can feel as if you have this vast landscape all to yourself.
The drive from Dundee follows a similar route while the journey from Aberdeen is equally panoramic. Despite being only 90 minutes from Braemar, the route from Aberdeen takes you through picturesque farmland into the Cairngorms National Park where your view is dominated by the winding, majestic River Dee, beautiful forests of Scots pine and Birch and unexpected castles emerging above treetops. The journey to the hotel is as unique as the Fife Arms itself.