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Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve

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Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. The wild beauty of the Cairngorms unfolds around a 19th-century sporting lodge on this breathtaking estate. A walker’s paradise, Mar Lodge Estate is Britain's largest national nature reserve. It comprises over 29,000 hectares of astonishing landscape: 15 Munros, heathered moors, Caledonian pine forest and a wonderland of Scottish wildlife.


Public Transport Directions

Mar Lodge estate is 3 miles west of Braemar, in Aberdeenshire.

By road
Access from A93 via unclassified road to Linn of Dee Ordnance Survey Ref: NO096899

By bus
Stagecoach Bluebird service numbers 201, 202 and 203 (Aberdeen - Banchory - Torphins - Aboyne - Ballater - Braemar) all stop at Braemar. (These services also stop at Crathes Castle and Drum Castle.)
There are, however, no public transport services from Braemar to the Mar Lodge Estate.

By train
Aberdeen bus station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Aberdeen railway station. From Aberdeen bus station (65 miles away from Mar Lodge), take any of the services detailed above to Braemar.

On foot
Sitting within the stunning Cairngorms National Park, there is a huge variety of low-level and high-level walks in and around Braemar.



Accessible Parking Or Drop-off
Pets Welcome

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