Experience the Highland Games In The Front Row

Experience the Highland Games In The Front Row

The Scottish Highland games are a quintessential experience that anyone looking to embrace authentic Scottish culture simply has to attend. Starting in early May and taking place in various regions of the highlands all the way until late September; this famous Scottish tradition finds itself on Braemar’s soil on September 7th this year. 

The highland games are one of our undisputed highlights here at The Fife Arms and there is no better time to come and enjoy this glorious part of Scotland for yourself.


The Braemar Gathering

Our chapter of the Scottish Highland Games takes place at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, just a five-minute walk from The Fife Arms and a number of great local facilities that will make your stay in Scotland simply unforgettable. 

The event is always held on the first Saturday of September and has taken place in its current guise since 1832, although legend has it that the games have been held in Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore. This makes it a truly special and historic event and much of its heritage and legacy has been retained, even to this day.

The games are held in such high regard that none other than the Patron, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself, attends every year. Over 31,000 people attended the gathering to celebrate the beginning of her reign in 1952. Her Majesty has maintained a long tradition of a royal presence at the Braemar Gathering since 1848. You can see images of previous events, read more about its incredible history and also book your tickets by visiting the Braemar Gathering website.


The Clunie Dining Room – Highland Feast 

Sundays during the Highland Games are rather special at The Fife Arms due to our ever-popular Clunie Dining Room. The menus that have been created by our executive chef, Tim Kensett, are complemented quite superbly by the interior décor devised by Argentinian artist, Guillermo Kuitca. The Clunie River Mural, painted in such a unique style, creates the perfect setting in which to enjoy the games in style at The Fife Arms.

Our Highland Feast consists of courses that have been inspired by this unrivalled period in the Scottish calendar and all lovingly crafted by our executive chef and his dedicated team. 


Enjoy The Games How They Should Be

The Fife Arms is nestled in the heart of Braemar, situated perfectly for your stay during the Highland Games with great accessibility to the local shops and attractions and the breath-taking landscape of the Cairngorms National Park. 


Why Not Get In Touch? 

The Scottish Highland Games are a fine spectacle and something everyone should experience at least once in their life, but the reasons to visit Braemar are aplenty. If this has sparked your interest or you would like to learn more about the events we have here at The Fife Arms, then be sure to peruse the rest of our website

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your stay with us or any of the other attractions in the area then be sure to contact us by clicking here or giving us a call on 01339 720 202

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