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Address: , Braemar AB35 5UH , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0) 13397 55377
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Junior Highland Games

The Show Park was not busy when we called apart from proud friends and parents watching the youngsters performing in the Junior Highland Games. It was still very colourful with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's a very busy day in a very small village. It's good fun if you enjoy field events, but not sure if it's worth the hassle re parking etc unless you are in the unlikely event to obtain accommodation in town.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Show Park was not busy when we called apart from proud friends and parents watching the youngsters performing in the Junior Highland Games. It was still very colourful with many Highland Dancers in their various tartans as were the judges and officials. The Park is compact and it was clear to see the attraction of the full Highland Gathering... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Scottish Highlands are one of the most majestic places that I've ever visited. The Braemar Gathering is a traditional gathering where men and women compete in traditional Scottish Highland Games. The weather in Braemar was very temperamental. At first, we enjoyed clouds, but then the skies opened up and it began to pour. That's when we decided to walk... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been a few times over the years in September its a wonderful experience and to be amongst the royal family which makes it very special, most times I visited I stayed in the Invercauld hotel which is very good, the atmosphere real nice, and the and the games are always intersting, would recommend a visit

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Jurong, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is more community games than traditional Highland games. The traditional events were the highland fling dances, tug-of-war, the cable toss and backward kettle bell toss. For the latter two events, the men participated in their kilts. Other events were the short races (eg. 100-yard dash, the mile run, etc.), hillside cross-country run, the long jump and high jump for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I thought no trip to Scotland would be complete without going to one of their Highland Games. This particular event held in Braemar each year has the queen as the patron. We were able to see her, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles, but equally entertaining were the bag pipers, highland dancing competitions, the track and field events... More 

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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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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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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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