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Mar Lodge Estate

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Estate Office, Mar Lodge, Braemar AB35 5YJ, Scotland
+44 1339 720164
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Mar Lodge Estate occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covers some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK. Within its boundaries are fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland, juniper scrub and a part of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Trust's 46 Munros can be found in the Cairngorms around Mar Lodge. The estate is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles: over 40% of the estate is covered by national and international nature conservation designations.
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  • Average1%
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  • Terrible0%
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“main path” (2 reviews)
“punch bowl” (3 reviews)
“car park” (6 reviews)
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Estate Office, Mar Lodge, Braemar AB35 5YJ, Scotland
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+44 1339 720164
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a must if your in this area that you visit Mar Lodge Estate the building and surrounding countryside is a wondefull sight the walks are lovely and the wildlife that we saw was amazing

Thank jacqueline m
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jacqueline m, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again soon to explore more of this beautiful area. The Mar Lodge Ranger Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have done many walking trips (well, half day strolls ++) especially up the Lui valley. Fabulous unspoilt heather clad landscape (in lovely bloom this year) and magnificent Scots Pines. But...in August...MIDGES!!More

Thank william c
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi william c, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you managed to avoid the midges as much as possible! August seems to be the month they are at their most ferocious. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

A little challenging to get to, but worth the journey, even if you had to double back to Braemar. It certainly is a road to nowhere, except Mar Lodge.

Thank Mark M
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Mark M, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon. The Mar Lodge Ranger Team

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Came here on a birthday trip to the Cairngorm national park and I was absolutely blown away. We parked at the Linn odee car park and saw the gorge first and then walked for around 20 minutes and ended up at the most amazing river....More

Thank KH2691
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Hi Katey_Hart, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry that you found our portaloos a little messy. These are here as a temporary solution as there is a fault with our compost toilet facilities. We...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I visited here with my family and was stunned by the breath taking views. Everything about the estate is stunning.

Thank xdonsgirlx
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Hi xdonsgirl, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again soon to explore more of this beautiful area. The Mar Lodge Ranger Team

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The views and atmosphere made me feel I could of just stay and enjoy the tranquil area the sun was shining it was such a peaceful area just the sound of the running water and birds singing. One of the best place to feel tranquillity

Thank Annette P
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Hi Annette P, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again soon to explore more of this beautiful area. The Mar Lodge Ranger Team

Reviewed 17 April 2017

The lodge is just the start of it, the real star is the nature and beautiful walks. Opted for the river walks and up the glen from the car park 10 minutes from the lodge up the country estate road. Wow just wow, thoroughly recommend...More

Thank maraalfa
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi maraalfa, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again soon to explore more that this beautiful area has to offer. The Mar Lodge Ranger Team.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were touring the area and came across the estate where we were led to believe that the Queen stays over to play house occasionally. Beautiful environment, lack of humanity which must come as a welcome relief to HRH. We didn't walk far but appreciated...More

Thank lyndsay0
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Hi lyndsay0, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Mar Lodge Estate is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland but was originally built by the 1st Duke of Fife and his wife who was Queen Victoria's...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

The area around Mar Lodge is lovely, with lots of well sign posted walks. There is adequate parking, which is pay and display. The actual Lodge itself is a fair walk from the parking, The was closed when we went, however you can walk around...More

Thank AlisonLoughton
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Hi AlisonLoughton, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. For information Mar Lodge itself is made up of self catering holiday apartments and therefore is not normally open to view. However it is sometimes possible to have a...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

WOW - not much more to say really. This lodge is situated in a stunningly beautiful valley. While not everyone will agree or appreciate it's original and continual purpose, hunting, it was ideal for our friends wedding venue. Outside catering obviously and a freedom to...More

Thank Bob R
NTSMarLodgeEstate, Manager at Mar Lodge Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Hi Bob R, Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like you had a wonderful visit and that your friends wedding was a success. We hope you will come back again in the future to enjoy more that this wonderful area has to offer....More

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