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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed all the events, tossing of the caber, dancing, pipe bands, tug of war, all of it. A highlight was of course seeing the Queen, Princess Royal, Prince of Wales and Camila. A once in a lifetime experience I will never forget.

1  Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Although we did not stay in the Breamer town overnight, we did have the pleasure of seeing these grounds and where the entertainment was about to take place the day before. The site looks very impressive and well maintained. We had the good fortune of...More

Thank tripsandfood55
Reviewed 18 September 2018

My daughter brought me to Scotland for my landmark birthday and purchased tickets for the Braemar Gathering as an added surprise. The weather co-operated and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, including a memorable close up view of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

1  Thank brinterisgran
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It's been 32 years since we last attended a Braemar Gathering and relatively little has changed in the interim, which is delightful and heart warming. OK, we were blessed by a perfect day - decent temperature, quite a lot of cloud cover (it can get...More

3  Thank adrianloader
Reviewed 10 September 2018

While researching our trip to Scotland, I stumbled across the highland games that take place across the country. Braemar came up as one of the best highland games, especially with The Queen as the patron. We were lucky enough to be able to plan our...More

2  Thank hfritzinger
Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you want bag pipes then this is the place. There is so much to see that is taking place there all at the same time. Bag pipers, dancers, races, hammer throws, and on and on. It was a very delightful day and pretty good...More

1  Thank terryg517
Reviewed 9 September 2018

If you have ever been to a Highland Gathering in the USA skip this event. Just athletic events and some dancing and piping contests. Only food vendors with only one souvenir vendor. No music acts. We in the US do it so much better. Skip...More

1  Thank BAR845
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The games are attended from all over the world,the royal family were there who draw the crowds.The pipe bands were great as we're all the athletes competing in various competitions.The good weather made the day,the sunn shone most of the time

1  Thank Walter D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Not enough seating for older people . Should really have a food tent where u can sit and have ur coffee . Car park is quite a walk away from the games could have a cart like Turriff show to take u up to the...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We are a bit of frauds on this and acknowledge it. We were here the night before the Gathering and walked the grounds and spoke to many townsfolk and visitors. We had a pint in the local pub and walked the streets. The only thing...More

1  Thank Douglas T
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Holly I
7 January 2018|
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Response from A-Reel | Reviewed this property |
See the Gathering website re selling out in 2017 & buy in advance if you really want to attend. There is limited capacity at the grounds.
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Holly I
7 January 2018|
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Response from A-Reel | Reviewed this property |
Suggest advance purchase - the grounds are very small with limited seating & the Gathering is very popular so suspect there is very real prospect of a sell out. There is now an online purchase option which was not available... More
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Phil H
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Response from Braemar_G | Property representative |
Saturday 1st September
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jjh1956
1 August 2017|
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Response from TheBigBuddha | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are actual seats. The games are held in a natural bowl geographically so don't let photos throw you off. Many people just sit on the hills above the seats in their own lawn chairs, but ticketed seats are much... More
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6 July 2017|
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Response from jamesrP8690QM | Reviewed this property |
It is always first Saturday in September
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