In Braemar, one-third of the 25 accommodation types in Braemar are hotel rooms, which represent 36% of the properties on offer. The average size of hotel rooms in Braemar is 20 m², with a median price of £102 a night. Furthermore, if you're travelling in a group of 2, hotel rooms are an excellent type of accommodation in Braemar, since they usually accommodate 2 guests. You can also look at other accommodation types in Braemar. Bed & Breakfast rentals are another popular type of accommodation in Braemar, with 3 properties to compare. Our analysis reveals that the median price of bed & breakfast rentals is £81 a night for an area of 20 m².
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Check above for our most frequently used filters in Braemar and the number of rentals that include the corresponding amenity. Braemar is the perfect spot to look for a holiday letting if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as the most frequently offered features are internet and TVs. Three amenities that aren't often provided are jacuzzis, balconies/patios and barbecues.
Holiday cottages in Braemar, the gateway to the Grampians
The village of Braemar and the surrounding countryside have a great range of holiday accommodation for visitors. Look for cosy country cottages or larger detached properties with gardens or views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.
Winter and summer pursuits in the Cairngorms
If you're taking Braemar accommodation in the winter months, the main attraction is the Glenshee Ski Centre. The ski area has miles of runs to suit skiers of varying abilities, along with the UK's largest chairlift network, cafés, and shops selling and renting out ski and snowboard gear. Why not take some lessons with a professional before heading out onto the slopes? During the summer months when the snow melts, you can still take the chairlift up to the top of the mountain to enjoy panoramic views over the Cairngorm peaks and misty glens.
The whole family will enjoy a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park. Part zoo and part safari park, it's located on a huge 105-hectare site close to Kingussie. Open year-round, some of its main attractions are polar bears, snow leopards, and local wildlife such as the Scottish wildcat, red deer, and red squirrel.
Visit Balmoral, the royal family's Scottish retreat
One of the main visitor attractions is Balmoral Castle, which has been the Scottish holiday home of the royal family since Victorian times. Although you won't be able to see the private areas of the castle, visitors can take a self-guided audio tour of exhibitions about the history of the castle, enjoy the gardens, and browse the gift shop before snapping some pictures in the stunning castle ballroom.
Whereas the castle is used by the royal family between August and October, at other times, visitors are welcome. If you're visiting while the royal family are staying, take the opportunity to pass by the church in the nearby village of Crathie on a Sunday morning – you might see some of the senior royals attending a service.
Traditional Scottish entertainment at the Braemar Gathering
Know as some of best Highland Games in the world, the Braemar Gathering takes place in the village on the first Saturday in September, and rounds off Scotland's Highland Games season. Members of the royal family always attend to watch the pipe bands, dancing, and events such as tossing the caber.
Even if you're not particularly sporty, there's a chance to get involved in the proceedings, as the celebration runs fun races for kids after the adults have competed. The packed programme comprises events throughout the day, with a good variety of catering options and stalls where you can pick up Scottish souvenirs to take home.
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