• Hen Harrier chick tagged at Mar Lodge Estate

    Hen Harrier chick tagged at Mar Lodge Estate

    A Hen Harrier chick was satellite tagged in July at Mar Lodge Estate, following the first successful breeding attempt on the estate by this iconic raptor species in several decades.

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Mar Lodge Estate has been managed since 1995 to conserve its landscape, archaeological sites, historic buildings, wildlife and other cultural and natural heritage features; to provide public benefit through both access and conservation; whilst still functioning as a highland sporting estate.

The Trust’s work at Mar Lodge is progressing through its ownership. The Management Principles have established our vision for how we care for the estate, and the first fifteen years have set in train a process which will influence management far into the future.

Mar Lodge Estate Management Plan 2012-2016

During the summer of 2012, individuals and organisations with an interest in how the estate is managed across objectives for conservation, access & enjoyment, and field sports, were invited to register comments on a final draft Management Plan for Mar Lodge Estate. The resulting Management Plan covering the period 2012 to 2016 can be viewed here

Mar Lodge Estate Independent Review 2011

In 2011, the National Trust for Scotland commissioned an independent, evidence-based review of woodland, moorland and deer management at Mar Lodge Estate, having regard to the Trust’s overall objectives for the Estate, and specifically, fencing policy, deer culling, the regeneration of the forest and maintaining a sporting estate.

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

25 Feb
  • Estate: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
  • Member: FREE
  • 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