How to Find Us


Crathie lies at the heart of Royal Deeside in the Cairngorm National Park. It is situated between the villages of Braemar and Ballater on the A93, approximately 50 miles West of Aberdeen.

Famous for its proximity to Balmoral, Crathie is popular throughout the year with visitors attracted to the wonderful Scottish scenery and local sights. Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and Braemar Highland Gathering are all world famous. There are castles, museums, heritage centres and distilleries to explore as well as the many other outdoor pursuits.

Since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built Balmoral Castle in the mid 19th century successive members of the Royal Family have escaped from the pressures of public life to this peaceful and beautiful corner of Scotland.



If you are travelling from the south and need to break your journey the following is a list of bed and breakfast establishments which are accessible. You will need to get in touch with the owners directly to check availability and suitability.


The Fat Lamb Country Inn & Restaurant
Crossbank, Ravenstonedale,
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LL
Telephone: 015396 23242
Fax: 015396 23285
E- mail: fatlamb@cumbria.com


The Brackenrigg Inn
Watermillock, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0LP
Telephone: 017684 86206
Fax: 17684 86945
E-mail: enquiries@brackenrigginn.co.uk


Alison Park Hotel
Temple Road, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9BA
Telephone: 01298 22473
Fax: 01298 72709
E-mail: reservations@alison-park-hotel.co.uk


Kirkstead Old Mill Cottage
Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa,
Lincolnshire, LN10 6UQ
Telephone: 01526 353637
Fax: -1526 352574
E-mail: barbara@woodhallspa.com



You may also be able to find accessible accommodation at some of the motorway service stations on the way.


Welcome Break Hotels
Travel Lodge
Premier Travel Inn
Public Transport



By Bus:


Aberdeen to Braemar – Services 201 and 202
Stonehaven to Banchory – Service 103
Inverurie to Aberdeen – Services 10 and 307


To find timetables please go to www.stagecoachbus.com


The bus stop is at the top of the road about 400m from us. The bus-stop is wheelchair accessible but please note that not all buses on this route have wheelchair ramps fitted. For more information please email aberdeen.disabilityhelpdesk@stagecoach.com or phone 01224 597599



By Train:
The nearest stations are:
Aberdeen, 50 miles
Stonehaven, 50 miles
Inverurie, 48 miles
You can find information about accessibility at all stations in the UK on the following websites: Trainline and  www.nationalrail.co.uk



For further information about public transport: www.traveline.info and www.omio.co.uk

Booking & availability

More information on the cottages