The Fife Arms


A mystical Celtic spirit greets you as you approach The Fife Arms – a highland hotel renowned for its interiors within the Grampian Mountain range and rolling hills of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park. Originally built in the 19th-century by the Duke of Fife, this 46-room art-filled boutique hotel has been meticulously restored by international art gallery curators, Iwan and Manuela Wirth, transforming it into a design aficionados' dream. A stay at The Fife Arms will see you embracing Scottish culinary traditions; its chefs collaborate with local suppliers for the freshest seasonal ingredients stemming from the region’s fertile forests. Bertie's Bar is the newest addition to the hotel and is known as one of the coziest whiskey bars in Scotland, offering 365 whiskies, one for each day of the year. Or drop into The Stag’s Head where pints of ice-cold lager are always on tap served alongside elevated tavern cuisine. Immerse yourself further into Scottish culture by venturing out on bespoke adventurous excursions led by their team of expert Ghillies, from guided hikes and private picnics in the wilderness of the Cairngorms to foraging and fishing in the river Dee. Or explore landmark castles, Scotland’s celebrated whiskey distilleries, or in winter, some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Scotland awaits in nearby Glenshee.


Combining traditions of the past with best modern practices, the hotel offers 46 sumptuous accommodations across six different categories-each bedroom boasts unique furnishings and decorations. Under creative direction from renowned London-based interior designer Russell Sage and award winning Crathie-based Scottish architects Moxon Architects, the hotel is woven together from the strands of exceptional design, deep respect for local Scottish history, Scottish tartans, a love of nature and a strong sense of community. Throughout the common spaces of the hotel guests can discover new commissions from international artists, museum displays and a collection of paintings, drawings and objects narrating the history of the hotel, Braemar and Scotland. A design aficionados' dream, the hotel is one of the sought-out openings of 2019.


• Displays and installation of contemporary art by internationally renowned-artists
• Intimate Spa
• Fitness Centre
• Sporting Estate
• Family Room
• WiFi


• Alpine Fondue Hut in the Fog House during the Winter Season
• Distillery Tour with Royal Lochnagar Distillery
• Clay Pigeon and Rough Shooting
• e-Bike
• Fishing, Stalking & The Macnab (Catch a salmon, stalk a deer, and bag a grouse)
• Foraging
• Golfing at Bramaer Golf Club
• Guided Hiking in the Cairngorms National Park
• Highland Tours (History, Nature, Folklore, Geology, & Castles)
• Horseback Riding at Glen Tanar
• Local Music Festivals at St. Margaret’s Church
• Off-Road 4x4 Safari
• Photography
• Skiing in Glenshee
• Visiting Balmoral Estate & Castle and Braemar Castle
• Visiting the Royal Lochnager Distillery
• Whiskey and Food Pairing Workshop with Ghillie Basan


Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

Braemar is situated in the heart of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park and is only a 1.5-hour drive from Aberdeen airport following the stunning River Dee throughout the route.

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