• 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 is 3 miles west of Braemar, in Aberdeenshire.

By bus
Stagecoach Bluebird service numbers 201, 202 and 203 (Aberdeen - Banchory - Torphins - Aboyne - Ballater - Braemar) all stop at Braemar. (These services also stop at Crathes Castle and Drum Castle.)
There are, however, no public transport services from Braemar to the Mar Lodge Estate.

By train
Aberdeen bus station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Aberdeen railway station. From Aberdeen bus station (65 miles away from Mar Lodge), take any of the services detailed above to Braemar.

By bike
Whilst a National Cycle Route does not pass by Mar Lodge Estate, it is still easy to cycle there. Mar Lodge Estate is accessible from the A93 via the unclassified road to Linn of Dee.It is also possible to hire bicycles with Cycle Highlands at Ballater, who can deliver the bicycles to Mar Lodge Estate. There is a bicycle lock-up available for guests at the Lodge.

On foot
Sitting within the stunning Cairngorms National Park, there is a huge variety of low-level and high-level walks in and around Braemar.

By road
Access from A93 via unclassified road to Linn of Dee Ordnance Survey Ref: NO096899

For more information visit the Stagecoach website
Call First ScotRail on 0845 601 5929 or visit their website
Call the Sustrans Information Line on 0845 113 0065 or visit their website.
Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233 for full public transport information
Visit the Cairngorms National Parks Authority's website.
Visit www.cyclehighlands.com for more information on bike hire
Visit www.outdooraccess-scotland.com for information on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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Braeriach Apartment

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Opening times & Prices

21 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