• 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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Our holiday properties at Mar Lodge are an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, not only in the spring and summer, but also at its most stunning time of the year - autumn and winter.


Bynack is a large apartment spread over two floors with front and rear views of the estate. Accommodating 15 guests, it is an ideal apartment for family get-togethers, parties and catered dinner parties.

Bynack is available for short breaks throughout the year (Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon). Discounted prices are available for smaller groups if booked within 1 month of departure. Please contact the Holidays Dept on 0844 493 2108 for further details.

Dalvorar is a spacious 4-person apartment on the first floor of Mar Lodge. The unique feature of the apartment is the sitting room with its bookcases built into the semi-circular western wall.One of the twin bedrooms has a balcony overlooking the main entrance.

Situated on the ground floor of the west wing of Mar Lodge, Derry is a 4-person property which is suitable for assisted disabled visitors. Entrance is by a main door at the southern end of the wing, while a door in the courtyard to the rear of the property gives wheelchair access.

Immediately above Derry, Macdui is on the first floor of the west wing. With an attractive sitting room with a balcony overlooking the area in front of the main entrance to Mar Lodge, this apartment can comfortably accommodate 4 guests.

Situated opposite Dalvorar at the top of the main staircase, Braeriach is a comfortable apartment for 2 guests. With a large sitting room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard in front of the property, this apartment also boasts a bedroom with a Queen Anne four-poster king-size bed.


When the owner of Mar Lodge decided to sell, he spared no expense or effort in building two luxurious homes within the grounds of Mar Lodge as alternative accommodation for himself, his family and friends. Today, both Claybokie and Creag Bhalg are luxurious holiday properties accommodating 10 and 8 guests respectively.

Both houses are set within a high-walled garden on three sides and the fenced-off river to the front, and are perfect for family get-togethers. Both properties are available to let for short breaks of either Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. Minimum stay of 7 nights during the festive period.

Budget accommodation

Mar Lodge Base Camp is part of the former Stable Block and can comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Facilities include: four bedrooms - two four-bedded, one two-bedded (all bunk beds) and one room suitable for disabled guests (two single beds) including ensuite toilet and shower; fully equipped kitchen; sitting room; dining room; drying room; showers and toilets.

The property is priced at £20 per person per night, with a minimum charge per night of £150 for smaller groups of six and under.

To check availability of the Mar Lodge Base Camp and make a booking please contact the Holidays Dept on 0131 458 0305 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or by emailing holidays@nts.org.uk

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

26 Feb
  • Estate: all year daily
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  • 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