Things to do in the local area

Skiing in Scotland

Adventure Centres

Only 20 minutes away (climbing-wall, zip wire/leap of faith, dry ski slope, rope walking, mountaineering, orienteering, hill-walking, bridge-jumping, kayaking and gorge-walking). Opportunities to drive a tank 30 minutes away. Off-roading and quad-biking within an hour.


Golfing in Scotland is at the top of many people’s holiday desires. There are 7 golf courses  including Rosemount and the James Braid  designed course at Alyth within 11 miles of the Estate and well over 30 including St. Andrews and Carnoustie  around an hour's drive away. Alternatively, why not try Britain’s highest golf course which is 45 minutes' from your house? 


Riding is available at the nearby Glenmarkie stables which can offer off road riding to suit all abilities, with stunning panoramic views. You may also ride indoors and out and have lessons at any level at Gleneagles Hotel.

Restaurants And Food

 There are three local pubs with  food within 15 minutes. We strongly recommend  the newly renovated and much publicised Fife Arms in Braemar, 35 minutes' away and Prince Charles' restaurant, The Rothesay Rooms ,in Ballater,  just beyond Balmoral, both of them reached by a truly spectacular drive through magnificent scenery. There is a Relais and Chateau  35 minutes in a different direction and 2 of the top 10 best restaurants in the country (one of them a 2* Michelin) at Gleneagles outside Perth.  We can arrange a chauffeur as required.

 There is an excellent cafe in the new Braemar Games field in a building designed by Prince Charles and  erected in 2019, and with this area's walking and outdoor sports tradition there are lots of cafes spread throughout the area.

 We have  a renowned salmon smokery in Dunkeld  where you can buy wild salmond and two  interesting whisky disilleries , the nearest, 15 minutes' drive from your house. Both involve a sensationally beautiful drive


The largest ski resort in Scotland, Glenshee, is only a 30 minute drive: we can measure you for skis and snowboards and bring them to your door. We can also arrange ski/snowboard lessons and guides at Glenshee.

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