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The Braemar Gathering

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Address: Braemar AB35 5UH , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0) 13397 55377
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Exciting Scottish Tradition

This is an all day event. There is a lot to take in, multiple games going on at the same time so I recommend walking around to watch a little bit of everything if you have never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Malden, Massachusetts

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an all day event. There is a lot to take in, multiple games going on at the same time so I recommend walking around to watch a little bit of everything if you have never been to any highland games before.We saw ( from a distance) The Queen and Prince Charles and Philip. They attended for about an... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a lovely place and event, something for all the family and a great day out without any stress or hassles. Real sense of history

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the gatherings/highlandgames we've been, Braemar was far out the best. You can spand the day there with your family. Beautiful settings, nice food, good drinks. What else would you wish for?

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Braemar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Everything you associate with Scotland can be found here, pipes, dancing, tartan, caber and more and a huge helping of atmosphere. The Queen always comes too, so you'll see the Royal Family. Theres loads of different things to see in the arena,you can wander in and out of the arena, the pipe bands all march through the village. I challenge... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We have enjoyed the Braemar highland games several times and this year it was a very special happening as It was the 200th Royal Highland Games. Always a fantastic event, it was a lovely day with sunshine and a crisp wind, the queen looked amazing and the feeling we got from attending and enjoying the village for a few weeks... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was our second year to attend the Braemar gathering and this year we enjoyed some every good weather luckily. This is a unique example of the Scottish tradition and made all the more special by the attendance of the Queen for a few hours. To get a good view of her, remember that she normally sits to the right... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a terrific event that provides the opportunity to see many traditional Scotish games and numerous pipe bands. A huge attraction is the visit of the Queen of England and her entourage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We attended the Braemar Gathering in 2012, and this year's was even more spectacular than before. Tickets for the 2016 Gathering go on sale in November. (There is a website.) It's an all-day affair, and a bit of a long way from where you park the car to get to the event, plus possibly/probably a climb into the stands to... More 

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Chula Vista, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Braemar Highland Games are held each year on the first Saturday of Sept. One can purchase tickets online about Nov. of the preceding year. I would recommend doing so - getting Grandstand tickets are well worth the extra price. Our reserved seats were located underneath the overhang and about 90 feet from where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Braemar Gathering is a traditional Scottish Games extravaganza. Virtually every form of Scottish competition (short of Scotch tasting) is offered and it goes on all day. The pageantry, color, bagpipe music, and royalty is very exciting and exceptional. Yes, the royal family showed up for an hour and occupied the Royal Box. Among the more interesting events were the... More 

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