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The Braemar Royal Highland Society Coilacriech

Ballater AB35 5UH , Scotland
+44 (0) 13397 55377
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Ballater
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111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This 'Gathering' is many years old, and clearly never updated in its organisation. Don't pay the advance fee (unless you want a grandstand/stand seat) or the £10 entry fee for the day of the games, because we watched everyone walk into the site with tickets unchecked yesterday. If you pay in advance for a seat - note that space per... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Get your tickets early it would be a shame to miss out. We opted for uncovered Stand B 0256 and it was a great spot to watch everything. Come well prepared with raincoats and umbrellas because for us the weather changed quickly. Parking is easy if you get there early games started at 9:30 and there is so much going... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I've been coming to this for years and absolutely adore it. Wonderfully Scottish, wonderfully British and wonderfully athletic all in one! Braemar has a fantastic community feel to it on the day of the Games and the event itself feels like one mini highlands olympics....and Her Majesty too! What more could you want. A very exciting day out

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The highlight of a great trip. We planned our tour of the NorthEast highlands around this event, and it did not disappoint. While the games and bands were excellent, the most impressive part of this event was.... the spectators. The people we sat around were fantastic. Very friendly and very sharing with their scotch!! The Scots themselves sold us on... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Had a fantastic evening watching eight wonderful dancers along with their piper and a compere. Piper had lived for 27 years in my own town of Beeston. Compere was delightfully Scottish and the dancers brimmed with confidence and fun

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This once a year event is a must for anyone in the area. It is a fantastic day out whatever the weather, and we have seen it all! It is Scotland after all! And you get to see the Queen!

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los angeles
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I don't want to say it was "once in a lifetime" because I hope to attend again one year, but what a thrill of a lifetime it was. We bought seats in the stands, about $50 each, as I recall, and well worth it. I don't remember whether we paid for parking or not; we were directed off the road... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Brilliant atmosphere. Lots going on all day. Visiting Royalty. Book seats in advance better than having to stand all day. Car parking in the ground is £10 bookable in advance but well worth it so you have access to your car for coats,food etc.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

this was a fantastic day out seeing traditional Highland Games with the added attraction of a close up on the Royal Family who attend. A refreshing non commercial REAL event and everybody stewarding in traditional dress. Fabulour music from several pipe bands. A wonderful sight for Scots and visitors alike.

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