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The Fife Arms

Located in the scenic village of Braemar, The Fife Arms is a landmark hotel that has undergone a transformation from traditional Victorian coaching house to luxury hotel, nestled within the majestic Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Braemar, Scottish Highlands
The Fife Arms
  • Housing an impressive collection of artwork, The Fife Arms is a landmark hotel in the village of Braemar

  • Perfectly positioned within the national park, the hotel is just 15 minutes drive to the Queen's resiendence, Balmoral

  • Explore the local area with their in-house ghillie discovering castles, distilleries, rivers and wildlife

  • Mingle with the locals in the hotel's own pub housing over 180 whiskeys!

Dating back to the 19th Century, the original building was constructed to be close to the royal residence of Balmoral, where Queen Victoria frequently visited. The current owners have carried out a sensitive and thorough restoration to bring the property back to its glorious heyday, maintaining original features such as the timber sash windows and original chimney stacks.

Featuring over 14,000 art pieces in the form of furniture, paintings and antiques, the Fife Arms offers an incredible balance between traditional Scottish flair and modern accents. The walls and ceilings are adorned with creative pieces from glass-blown chandeliers to walls decorated with elk horns and an impressive metal spider sculpture in the contemplation courtyard. There is even a Picasso housed in one of the main drawing rooms, attracting art connoisseurs from around the globe to this enchanting hotel. While the art pieces give the estate a contemporary edge, the traditional tartan carpet, which was made especially for the Fife Arms, and the custom tweed pattern on the walls is another nod to Scottish heritage.

Each of the 46 rooms of this boutique hotel encapsulate a unique theme ranging from traditional Scottish culture, celebrating some of Scotland’s leading figures in science and the arts, to nature and poetry rooms featuring materials native to Scotland such as heather, horn and tweed. The suites are inspired by some of Braemar’s most noble visitors and reflect the hotel’s history as a 19th century coaching inn.


Dining options are aplenty here with the Clunie Dining Room showcasing contemporary British cuisine and wood-fire cooking with seasonal produce. Otherwise, for a relaxed and lively setting, The Flying Stag, The Fife Arm’s own public house, serves classic Scottish dishes and ales with live entertainment attracting many locals. Once refuelled, uncover the cosy library featuring a seemingly endless number of books or head to the spa for a relaxing wind down after a long day exploring!

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Croft Room

Croft Room

These small rooms have traditional cabin beds and walls hand-painted to reflect the Scottish wilderness, which the rooms overlook.

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Nature and Poetry Room

Nature and Poetry Room

Slightly larger than the Croft Rooms, the nature and poetry rooms feature objects made from natural materials such as heather, horn and tweed and wooden headboards with quotes by Scottish Poet Alec Finlay carved into them.

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Scottish Culture Room

Scottish Culture Room

Inspired by literature, astronomy, engineering and more, these rooms are a celebration of leading figures in the Science and Art fields.

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Horse Riding

Horse Riding


Braemar, Scottish Highlands

The Fife arms is located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park in the small and charming town of Braemar.

Edinburgh Airport is a 2-hour scenic drive through the hills of Glenshee.

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