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Samson
03-05-2011, 18:04
On minor road to Inveray, a nice parking area where we stayed just outside of the village of Braemar and close enough to walk back into the village for a beer and a meal. People camp here in tents too and make camp fires with no problem from locals or police. Views over the River Dee.
Braemar, Ballater - Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Braemar,+Ballater&aq=0&sll=56.226019,-3.399665&sspn=8.24051,35.463867&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Braemar,+Ballater,+United+Kingdom&ll=57.005551,-3.411684&spn=0,0.069265&z=14&layer=c&cbll=57.005622,-3.411568&panoid=ZjLBtgLFOTGumI9tmWOpww&cbp=12,89.83,,0,2.49)

the dogfather
03-05-2011, 19:09
That's a great spot that, there's some great walks around that area as well

Canalsman
03-05-2011, 20:41
On minor road to Inveray, a nice parking area where we stayed just outside of the village of Braemar and close enough to walk back into the village for a beer and a meal. People camp here in tents too and make camp fires with no problem from locals or police. Views over the River Dee.
Braemar, Ballater - Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Braemar,+Ballater&aq=0&sll=56.226019,-3.399665&sspn=8.24051,35.463867&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Braemar,+Ballater,+United+Kingdom&ll=57.005551,-3.411684&spn=0,0.069265&z=14&layer=c&cbll=57.005622,-3.411568&panoid=ZjLBtgLFOTGumI9tmWOpww&cbp=12,89.83,,0,2.49)

Thanks :)

I'll add it to the database.

Regards

Chris

Scotsbob
03-05-2011, 21:29
If you continue out that same road, you will come to the Linn of Dee, cross over the bridge, follow road round to right, you will come to the NTS car park, cost £2, it has a dry(sawdust) toilet and you can park up there overnight. There are some great walks,
all starting from the car park - Glen Derry, walk back towards the bridge go thru the wooden gate and walk along the river side to the chests of dee (6 ml round trip).
Instead of going into carpark continue along road (single track) till you come towards the end at a wooden bridge, park up at the small sand quarry and there are several walks in the area. Stop overnight at the quarry nobody bothers you.

Samson
04-05-2011, 07:38
The road from Braemar toward Glenshee ( A93 ) is a barren mountainous road that is littered with wild camping sites on both sides with many motorhomes taking advantage of this, with walks along the riverbank or up onto the hills. The road is used extensively by bikers.

mardee
04-05-2011, 20:12
Last time we were in Braemar we were able to fill up with water from a tap outside of the public toilets in the centre of the village

Jo001
05-05-2011, 12:15
Where did you find somewhere nice to eat in Braemar? We've been (really, badly)disappointed with bar meals in a couple of the hotels and found the bistro to be very expensive? I believe the fish and chip shop is ok but would be interested to know where you ate and what you thought of it.

mstphoto
16-08-2016, 05:23
Where did you find somewhere nice to eat in Braemar? We've been (really, badly)disappointed with bar meals in a couple of the hotels and found the bistro to be very expensive? I believe the fish and chip shop is ok but would be interested to know where you ate and what you thought of it.

A bit late to the party with this reply but here goes.
The Fish and Chip shop is nice but closes at 20:00
The Fife Arms hotel is being extensively renovated at the moment and due to reopen in 2017
Invercauld Hotel does good meals all day until 20:00
There's also a wee tearoom/café in the village centre that does good food.
Another café type eatery is just as you leave Braemar towards the Linn of Dee road. Haven't eaten there - yet :)

Mike (mstphoto)

Tonybvi
17-08-2016, 09:01
Seeing as this post has been revived I thought I would add my penny worth. We live on Royal Deeside and frequently visit Braemar and Ballater. Ballater will always be our village of choice if we want shopping and/or eating. Despite the recent flood problems there are many good coffee shops and eateries (including one of my very favourite curry restaurants - just reopened last Saturday after flood repairs).
Braemar, in my opinion, really lets itself down for the visitor. The village looks fairly tatty and there are only a few decent places for coffee or a meal. This is such a shame as it is surrounded by beautiful scenery. I only hope that when the refurbished Fife Arms reopens things will improve, otherwise we will continue to spend our money in Ballater!
Tony

Jo001
17-08-2016, 13:47
Thanks. We ate at the Fife Arms a few years ago and it was very poor. Maybe after the refurb it will improve. Nowhere seems to allow dogs!

David & Ann
17-08-2016, 17:49
And plenty of fresh ice cold water which we filled our tanks up with form a waterfall on the A836 somewhere between Upperdounreay and Reay. We do Scotland every year between August and September. Fantastic. We are off again on the 8th of September a bit later this year as my wife's Grandson is getting married and after the wedding we are off touring the West coast. And beautiful skies.


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