Royal Highland Braemar Gathering, transfer from Edinburgh

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

Royal Highland Braemar Gathering, transfer from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From US$ 49.59 per person

This excursion from Edinburgh to the Braemar Gathering drives through spectacular Scottish countryside for an action- packed day.

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Duration 1 day
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  • See the Massed Pipe Bands
  • Chance to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family
  • Enjoy comfortable transportation to and from Edinburgh
  • Stunning scenery as you drive through the heart of Scotland
Full description
Famous for its hospitality, The Royal Highland Braemar Gathering is held annually on the first Saturday in September. It is a spectacle of fun and games, featuring Scottish pipers and Highland dancers on heather clad hills. Your transfer from Edinburgh will be in comfortable coaches. You will cross the River Forth as the drive takes in the stunning Forth Bridge, before heading through Perthshire. Known as the “Heart of Scotland,” watch in wonder as magnificent scenery unfolds as you pass the skiing capital of Scotland at Glenshee. Keep an eye out for pheasant and wild deer as you drive, and before the dip down into Royal Deeside for the Gathering. Here you are free to explore on your own throughout the day. While there have been Gatherings of one sort or another since the days of King Malcolm Canmore, 900 years ago, the official festivities that are held today date back to its inauguration by the Braemar Royal Highland Society in 1832. Large crowds gather every year to proclaim their Monarch as “Chief of the Braemar Gathering.” Join them on this memorable occasion, where international athletes take part in the "heavy" and "track" events. Pipers and dancers will be of the highest standard expected of Scotland, as teams from H.M. Forces compete the Inter-Services Unit Tug of War Championship and Services Medley Relay Race. Watch a thrilling Hill Race up Morrone, as Scottish Pipe Bands come forward for the customary Massed Pipe Bands appearance. Meals, snacks and light refreshments will be available throughout the day, as you stroll at your leisure. You might even get to see the Queen, as her loyal subjects pronounce “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First of Scotland.”
  • Round trip transportation
  • Entrance fee (paid locally on arrival)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Tour price is for transfer only. Tickets for Gathering are not included, entrance is payable on arrival
  • Minimum age to participate is 6 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

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I would book the tour again at any time and is absolutely recommendable! Our guide/driver Graham had great things to say along the way and found the perfect mix of storytelling and just letting us enjoy the scenery. Being part of the Braemar Highland Gathering was a great experience and I'm already looking forward to the next one!

September 13, 2022

Games & Environment Excellent

Love the day despite the issues with the two busses. The driver, Angel, was fantastic. Never waivered from her professionalism and duty of care for passengers. The facilities, seating and food at the games I thought were substandard considering the world wide prestige the games hold. Still had a great day

September 5, 2016

Safe, convenient and punctual transfer

September 6, 2018

Product ID: 17969