It is with great sadness that members of the Braemar Royal Highland Society learned of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen patron of the Society for more than seven decades.
With the Royal family’s summer retreat at Balmoral Castle a close neighbour to Braemar, Her Majesty was associated with the gathering from her first visit with parents and grand parents in 1933.
Upon her ascension to the throne she became Patron of the Society and was the longest serving member of the Royal Family to hold that position.
Over the past seventy years she missed the event on only four occasions and made it very much a family day out with her children and grand children joining her in the Patrons’ Pavilion at various stages of their own lives.
She also offered considerable support to both the Society and those who competed at the gatherings, including her own Balmoral tug-o-war team.
At this sad time I would like to pass on the sincere condolences of Society members and officials to Her Majesty’s close and extended family.
Braemar Royal Highland Society
The Braemar Highland Games Centre is now open from 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week, until 30 October 2022.
If you wish to have a dedicated guided tour of the exhibition, please get in contact with us and we will arange this for you:
To find out about the cafe offering at the Centre, please check out the following page: Chloes Kitchen Creations at the Pavilion
For all enquiries about the cafe, please contact: tel 07788212120
The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion - (video courtesy of Charlotte Cunningham Aerial Photography)
See authentic local Highlanders in their full tartan splendour
Learn about the Highland games, from the caber toss to the bagpipes!
Explore the Royal Family's links with Braemar, from the time of Queen Victoria to the present day
We are delighted to announce that the Highland Games Centre will be open 7 days a week beginning April 2nd, from 10am until 4pm. If you wish to have a dedicated guided tour, please get in touch and we will arrange this for you.
....and don't forget PARKING IS FREE AND ABUNDANT which means that you can start your day in Braemar from the Highlands Games Centre and work your way through Braemar, which is brimming with new shops and things to see and do!
In the meantime, for bookings and general enquiries please contact Federica Bertolini, Business Development & Bookings - firstname.lastname@example.org
Child (5-11) £1.00
Under 5's free.
We want everyone to have a great experience at The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion. To help plan your visit here are some questions that we frequently get asked by visitors.
Do you have parking?
Parking is free for both cars and buses for an unlimited time. The car park is adjacent to the Pavilion.
We also have dedicated bicycle parking.
Can I take photographs?
Whilst we ask that you do not use flash photography within the exhibition, we are happy for you to take photographs throughout the building. Don’t forget to share them on social media!
I have a disability – will I be able to visit?
Everyone is welcome! We have three dedicated blue badge parking spaces in the car park. Access is all on one level, both within and outside the Pavilion. There is one wheelchair accessible toilet. Please let Centre staff know if we can assist you in any way to make your visit to the Pavilion more enjoyable.
Please see our Accessibility guide for more information.
Does the Pavilion café cater for those with special dietary needs?
A full list of allergens will be available, please ask counter staff for details. Those on gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian and vegan diets will find options available to them on the menu. However please feel free to email email@example.com with any special requests or questions.
How long should I allow for a visit?
We advise that at least 30 minutes should be allowed for your visit to the exhibition, however you are welcome to spend as much time as you wish (within opening hours!). The Pavilion café and shop may tempt you to stay longer!
Can I hold my wedding, party or corporate event at the Pavilion?
Yes! If you’re interested in using the Pavilion as a venue contact the Centre Manager early in the planning process to discuss details and help your event run more smoothly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +4413397 49220.
How do I find you?
On entering Braemar from the A93, proceed through the village over the bridge until you reach the small roundabout just in front of the café, 'taste'. On your left hand side you will see Broombank Terrace which leads to the games park, proceed up Broombank Terrace and through the gates where you will see the Centre on your left hand side.
The Pavillion is only a few minutes walk from the village centre.
Braemar is also serviced by a public bus which runs from Aberdeen.
The service number is 201 and is operated by Stagecoach originating at the bus station, Union Square Aberdeen.
For the latest bus timetable, please visit the stagecoach website: Stagecoach
The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion
Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park,
Broombank Terrace, Braemar AB35 5YX