• The Hunting Lodge built in 1895
    The Hunting Lodge built in 1895© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The bridge over Linn of Dee
    The bridge over Linn of Dee© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Red Deer Stag roaring
    Red Deer Stag roaring© Laurie Campbell
  • Woodland on Mar Lodge Estate
    Woodland on Mar Lodge Estate© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Punchbowl, Quoich Water
    The Punchbowl, Quoich Water© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Silhouette of Red Deer
    Silhouette of Red Deer© Laurie Campbell
  • See Red Squirrel at Mar Lodge Estate
    See Red Squirrel at Mar Lodge EstateNational Trust for Scotland

Mar Lodge Estate occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covers some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK.

Within its boundaries are fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge (What is a Munro?).

The estate is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles: over 40% of the estate is covered by national and international nature conservation designations.

Braeriach Apartment

This luxuriously furnished apartment is often used as the Bridal Suite for weddings held at Mar Lodge. Situated at the top of the main staircase, the apartment has a …

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Opening times & Prices

05 Mar
  • Estate: all year daily
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  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support the conservation of Mar Lodge Estate by joining or making a donation.

    The Linn of Dee car park is pay and display (£2 for non-members, free to NTS members) which contributes to footpath maintenance on the estate.

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

5 day weather forecast

  • Thu 05/03 : Cloudy 7°C 7°C 05/03
  • Fri 06/03 : Cloudy 8°C 8°C 06/03
  • Sat 07/03 : Light drizzle 12°C 12°C 07/03
  • Sun 08/03 : Patchy rain nearby 6°C 6°C 08/03
  • Mon 09/03 : Light sleet showers 6°C 6°C 09/03