The small but popular village of Braemar is nestled between the River Dee and Clunie Water, and surrounded by the Grampian Mountains in the Cairngorms National Park. Thanks to this fantastic setting, the village lends itself as a base for outdoor activities, with 65 miles of walking and cycling routes in the vicinity, and many Munro’s to climb; the Cairngorms is home to 4 of the 5 largest mountains in the UK! The National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate is a good exploratory base; the estate accounts for 7% of the Cairngorms and is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes. Salmon fishing is popular on the River Dee, and Braemar Golf Course offer 18 holes in the heathland, and is the highest course in Scotland! The 17th Century Braemar Castle is a lovely outing, explore the diverse history of the site, and its interesting architectural features.