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Hotel Fife Arms Braemar - Heritage, craftsmanship and culture in the Scottish Highlands
'19nov27
The Fife Arms  
Braemar

This impressive former Victorian coaching inn in the Scottish Highlands has freshly undergone a complete renovation. Hotel Fife Arms is located within the pristine nature of the Cairngorms National Park in a historic village called Braemar. This place hosts the Braemar Gathering every year since 1832 at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park. The games includes tossing the caber, hammer throwing and tug of war. Expect the first Saturday in September to be busy as thousands of spectators join to see the traditional competitions, along with Her Majesty, Elizabeth II.

The Fife Arms is home to an extensive collection of artworks and antiques (14,000 historic objects!), as well as contemporary art by Bharti Kher, Guillermo Kuitca and Zhang Enli. The large-scale spider in the courtyard by Louise Bourgeois is especially striking with its 4 meters spread. Luckily the hotel's public bar, The Flying Stag, offers plenty of drinks like the selection of over 180 whiskies to ease arachnophobia.

Hotel Fife Arms has 46 uniquely designed suites and bedrooms by Russell Sage. Each of the rooms are a homage to either a place, person or an event. Apart from the previously mentioned Flying Stag the hotel offers wood-fire cooked meals from seasonal Scottish ingredients at The Clunie Dining Room, cocktails at Elsa's art-deco bar and tea and coffee in the pictoresque Drawing Room.

The natural beauty of Cairngorms National Park invites for long hikes. The network of local trails are suitable for all abilities like the Morrone Birkwood (4.5km / 2.75 miles) and the Creag Choinnich (2.5km / 1.5 miles). The nearby Glenshee mountain (1068 meters / 3,504 ft high) is a treat for skiers and snowboarders alike. If walking is a bit dull, how about a thrilling helicopter ride over the Cairngorms?

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The Fife Arms - exterior
The Fife Arms, Doorman
The Fife Arms - Front Hall
The Fife Arms - Red Deer Chandelier

The Flying Stag

The Fife Arms - The Flying Stag
The Fife Arms, Braemar - The Flying Stag, Public Bar

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room at The Fife Arms ceiling fresco by Zhang Enli
The Fife Arms - Drawing Room.  Ancient Quartz by Zhang Enli
The Clunie Dining Room The Fife Arms, Braemar, The Clunie River Mural by Guillermo Kuitca

Elsa's

The Fife Arms - Elsa's

The India Suite

The Fife Arms -  The India Suite
The Fife Arms - The India Suite Bedroom

The Pine Wood Room

The Fife Arms - The Pine Wood Room

Artist's Studio

The Fife Arms, Artist's Studio

Edward VII Suite

The Fife Arms - Edward VII Suite Bathroom
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Mar Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YN, United Kingdom
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