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Centre Update

The Braemar Highland Games Centre will be open Wednesday to Sunday from April 5th until the end of October for 2023.

The cafe is closed temporarily. Updates on opening times will be on social media. Exhibition still open. 

For all enquiries: please contact Hazel: 

Supported by Museums Galleries Scotland

The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion - (video courtesy of Charlotte Cunningham Aerial Photography)

Discover the living tradition of the Highland games

Explore the story of the world-famous Braemar Gathering and its royal connections

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

Discover the 200-year history of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, the organisation behind the Braemar Gathering

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Opening times

We are delighted to announce that the  Highland Games Centre will be open Wednesday - Sunday from April until October, from 10am until 4pm. If you wish to have a dedicated guided tour, please get in touch and we will arrange this for you.

The cafe is closed temporarily. Updates on opening times will be on social media. Exhibition still open. 

....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 Hazel -

Admission Prices

Adult £5.00

Concession £4.50

Child (5-11) £1.00

Under 5's free.

Group Bookings

Prices for group bookings are available on request.

Tel: +441339749220


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Thank you for your enquiry, a member of the team will be in touch.

The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion

Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park,

Broombank Terrace, Braemar AB35 5YX

Tel: +4413397 49220



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 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 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
Our address:

The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion

Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park,

Broombank Terrace, Braemar AB35 5YX


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