Braemar Aberdeenshire AB35 5YJ
Mar Lodge Estate covers over 72,000 acres of spectacular Cairngorms mountain and moorland landscape, offering some of Scotland’s most rewarding red deer stalking and walked-up grouse shooting, as well as salmon and sea-trout fishing on the River Dee. A sporting holiday combines comfortable accommodation in Mar Lodge, built for Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter Princess Louise and completely refurbished in the 1990s, with friendly, knowledgeable stalkers and ghillies. And, for an authentic Highland stalking experience, Garron ponies are used whenever possible to bring beasts back from the hill. The Lodge can cater for 30+ guests across five self-contained apartments. There’s also a drawing room, dining room and billiards room. For smaller parties, there are also two luxurious cottages nearby sleeping between eight and 10 guests.
River Office, Mill of Dinnet Mill of Dinnet Aboyne AB34 5LA
The River Dee is an internationally important environment for wildlife and is designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its populations of Atlantic salmon, otters and freshwater pearl mussels.