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The Invercauld Arms Hotel



The Invercauld Arms Hotel features 59 bedrooms. Our Standard Rooms offer you a comfortable stay with en suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. If you are looking to make your stay really special our Premier Rooms with four-poster bed, a seating area to relax in and separate bath and shower offer the ultimate upgrade. Naturally, with such a fantastic location, a number of our rooms feature breathtaking views. If you have stayed at The Invercauld Arms before, you can also reserve your room by number for just £10 per room. Enjoy a stay in the heart of the Cairngorms.
The Invercauld Arms Premier Room

The Invercauld Arms Premier Room

Our Premier Rooms have four-poster beds and spacious en suite bathrooms that have been beautifully re-fitted to accommodate separate bath and shower options. These Premier Rooms normally offer a 32 inch flat screen digital television, as well as a comfortable seating area. The rooms also include a hairdryer and shaving point as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Luxurious four-poster bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • 32 inch digital flat screen Television
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone
The Invercauld Arms Superior Room

The Invercauld Arms Superior Room

Our Superior Rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior Rooms also have a hairdryer, shaving point and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Large rooms
  • Flat screen Television
  • En suite bathroom with bath & shower
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • The image represents a typical Superior Room
The Invercauld Arms Standard Room

The Invercauld Arms Standard Room

Our standard rooms are the perfect choice if you a looking for simple, crisp comfort. All our rooms have en suite facilities as well as a television, hairdryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En suite bathroom or shower room
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • The image represents a typical Standard Room

Out & About


The beautiful village of Braemar is surrounded by nature in a landscape of hidden glens, snow-capped mountains and ancient pine forests. Here you will witness the very the best of Aberdeenshire in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park.

Discover a wealth of Scottish culture and fascinating history at the famous castles of Braemar and Balmoral as well as at the numerous Highland Games. This is fantastic walking country, too, including legendary walks such as Larig Ghru - 19 miles through the best known hill pass in Scotland. With great golf, world -class fishing on the River Dee and skiing at nearby Glenshee or Lecht, if you love the great outdoors you will be spoilt for choice in this wonderfully scenic location. After all the activity, you can try a more sedate Scottish speciality with a visit to Royal Lochnagar Distillery, part of the Whisky Trail of Speyside. Whether you are seeking some leisurely sightseeing or exhilerating outdoor activity, this area will leave you wanting more.

Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Planning your trip around a specific event? Maybe you'd just like a bit more inspiration for things to see and do during your stay.

Click here for a guide to what's on when in and around Braemar.

Braemar Castle
Originally built as a hunting lodge, Braemar Castle has large towers and defensive walls giving it a real sense of history and intrigue, with guided tours showcasing the original furnishings and features that have been retained throughout the property. The surrounding countryside also makes for an exciting walk, with the chance to see red deer and golden eagles. Visit their website

Balmoral Castle
The Scottish residence of HRH The Queen. Guests to Balmoral are able to tour the extensive gardens and grounds alongside some interior exhibitions that detail the history of the castle. Visitors can enjoy the formal gardens and the vegetable garden, which is harvested every year for the Royal Family's holiday visit. Visit their website

Cairngorms National Park
One of Britain's most varied national parks for landscapes. There are exceptional hiking and casual walking routes available in the breath-taking Cairngorms, whether you wish to tackle the mountains themselves or would prefer to stick to the lowlands. Numerous visitor centres and ranger bases provide opportunities to learn all about the surrounding regions. Visit their website

Glenshee Ski Centre
Glenshee lies on the boarder of Aberdeenshire and Perthshire in the Cairngorm National Park. The car park at Glenshee is at 650m (2132ft) above sea level which makes the A93 the highest A road in the UK. Visit their website



Main Street,
AB35 5YR
Telephone: 01339 741 605

Driving Directions

Click here for easy directions to The Invercauld Arms

By Car

Use the directions above or put our postcode into your Sat Nav.

Alternatively, if you are coming by car: From the South: on the A923, leave Blairgowrie to join the A 93 signposted to Braemar. From the North: on the A939, join the B936 approaching Balmoral Castle, then join the A93. The hotel is located on Main Street.

Car Parking

The Invercauld Arms has a guest car park located at the rear of the building.

By Train

There is no train station in Braemar. Bus services run from Aberdeen (Whene you can also connect trains Edinburgh).


At The Invercauld Arms you will enjoy meals in the aptly-named Castleview restaurant. This impressive panelled room, with it’s large windows and spectacular views, is the perfect place to sample our daily changing menus. Our staff will be on hand to cater to your requirements with a warm smile and friendly service. Breakfasts are a hearty affair to start the day with a great choice of cooked options alongside cereals, porridge, toast and tea and coffee. For dinner, our table d’hôte option offers a tempting choice of traditional favourites served alongside modern classics. The varied menu will usually offer a choice of fish, meat and vegetarian options. There is always a selection of traditional desserts or cheese to finish your meal, followed by coffee. During the day you can also purchase a selection of drinks and snacks from the bar to enjoy in our comfortable lounges.

Enjoy a la carte dining

A three course table d'hôte dinner menu is offered as standard with all of our half board breaks. If you would like a wider choice at dinner you are welcome to choose from our a la carte menu for a small supplement. Each dish has a different supplement which is displayed on the menu.

Sample Table D'hôte Menu


Gem Salad
Baby leaves dressed with a creamy blue cheese dressing and sautéed bacon

Vegetable Soup (v)
A delicious chunky soup with lashings of seasonal vegetables

Whitebait Fillets
Deep fried breaded whitebait fillets served with a wedge of lemon and a fresh tartar dip

Main Course

Chicken, Leeks and Bacon
Pan-fried breast of chicken on a bed of creamed leeks with bacon and served with herb crushed new potatoes

Cumberland Sausage and Mashed Potato
Great British hearty Cumberland sausages served on a bed of wholegrain mustard mash and onion gravy

Mushroom Risotto (v)
Creamy arborio rice infused gently with sautéed mushrooms


Pear and Ginger Sponge
Moist Ginger sponge and slices of pear served with hot custard

Fruit Cheesecake
A creamy fruit cheesecake on a crunchy biscuit base served with pouring cream

A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer

Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints

Food Hygiene Pass
Meal Times

Monday to Sunday 7:30am to 9:30am

Monday to Sunday 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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This hotel is ideal for:

  • Walking
  • History
  • Gardens
  • Nature

The Invercauld Arms Hotel

Escape to the Cairngorms with a stay in the beautiful village of Braemar at The Invercauld Arms Hotel. Surrounded by nature in a landscape of hidden glens, snow-capped mountains and ancient pine forests, you can witness the very the best of Aberdeenshire. Discover culture and history at the castles of Braemar and Balmoral and legendary walks such as Larig Ghru - 19 miles through the best known hill pass in Scotland. If that’s not enough, how about world-class fishing on the River Dee, fantastic golf, or skiing at nearby Glenshee or Lecht? Whatever your idea of a great break, you won’t be short of things to do when you stay at The Invercauld Arms. Read More

The Invercauld Arms is an historic hotel with a rich and colourful history dating back to 1645. This intimate hotel lies in The Invercauld Estate - one of the largest in Scotland - and features 59 bedrooms with the choice of upgrading to a Superior or Premier Room to make your stay in this baronial gem all the more special. During your stay you can enjoy meals in the Castleview restaurant and after days spent exploring the fantastic sights and activities around Braemar, you can return to a welcoming drink and relaxation in our cosy bar and comfortable lounges. Whether you’re planning a relaxing break, an action-packed adventure, or you just want to take in some great scenery and famous sites, a stay at The Invercauld Arms is a wonderful choice for a stay in the heart of the Cairngorms.

At a Glance

  • 59 bedrooms 
  • Historic inn dating back to 1645
  • Location in heart of Cairngorms
  • 15 miles from Glenshee & Lecht ski resorts
  • Premier & Superior Room upgrades available
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas 
  • 24 hour reception 
  • Check in time 3pm 
  • Check out time 10am
  • Car parking 

Get in touch

Photograph of Jane, Hotel Manager of The Invercauld Arms Hotel Hotel

Jane, Hotel Manager

A Warm Welcome To The Invercauld Arms Hotel…

Our lovely location in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to the Queen’s Scottish residence of Balmoral castle is one of the key reasons why people visit here. We are blessed with a lovely village in Braemar that is surrounded by impressive mountain scenery, pretty glens of ancient pine forests and lots of interesting wildlife.

Braemar has recently celebrated a number of important anniversaries,the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team celebrated their 50th anniversary and it was the bicentenary of Braemar Royal Highland Society - the organisers of the Braemar Gathering. We have just passed the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion and The Invercauld Arms has a special place in that particular part of our history. Come and see for yourself!


Our 2017 brochure

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What some of our guests have to say…

Customer Rating:

Good comfortable clean hotel. Staff lovely, helpful courteous and very pleasant. Good food, good selection something for everyone.

Mr S Relph
Customer Rating:

The service was excellent , the staff were all vey friendly and showed an interest in you . The food was varied and well presented with the plates piping hot.

Mrs A MacKay
Customer Rating:

The Invercauld Arms is a precious jewel. What was there not to love about this haven? Wonderful staff from management right down to the ever attentive and efficient restaurant staff! Lovely clean room with the most beautiful views you could imagine. We were so impressed by this lovely hotel set in the most beautiful part of Scotland - updated sympathetically and full of traditional Scottish charm and elegance inside and out and so very peaceful. We nearly had to be dragged away kicking and screaming on leaving!

Mrs L Arnold

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Providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding, The Invercauld Arms Hotel is a beautiful historic property set in idyllic Braemar. Nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in a forest landscape of hidden glens and mountain peaks, the romance of the area is hard to miss. The hotel itself dates back to 1645 and offers a rich setting with opulent features and traditional decor, and our breathtaking surroundings create a beautiful backdrop just perfect for celebrating your special day.

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We’re here to help you create a day to remember for you and your loved ones. We’ll take care of everything, making sure every aspect runs seamlessly so you’re free to enjoy a day that is truly special in every way. Our Writing Room holds up to 40 guests and the Castle View Restaurant can cater for up to 100 guests, so whether you’re looking for an intimate party or a more extravagant event The Invercauld Arms Hotel can accommodate your wishes. Nothing is too much trouble, and you can relax in the knowledge that everyone in your wedding party will be well looked after by our friendly and professional team.


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Wedding Fairs and Events...

We offer a wide range of wedding packages available to suit all requirements and we’d love to meet you to discuss your needs for your perfect day. We are hosting a range of Wedding Fairs and Open evenings throughout the year where you will be able to view our hotel and facilities all set for the perfect wedding, and we can take the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

If you’d like to attend one of our open evenings or wedding fairs please contact our friendly team to confirm times on 01339 741 605

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