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Auchtavan Township

Door open days

16 September 2018 (11 am - 3 pm)


Climb up the hill and visit the abandoned 18th – 19th Century "ferm toun" (farm town) with its restored cruck framed cottage with hingin lum, horse mill and the Queen Mother’s picnic cottage. Be prepared for the 2.5 mile (4 km) uphill walk to the site where a guide will be available. Walking shoes and outdoor clothing are essential. 

*Auchtavan is situated approximately 6 miles north-east of Braemar. Vehicles can be parked in the lay-by opposite the turn-off signed Aberarder.  It is then a 2.5 mile (4 km) up-hill walk to the settlement.  The track passes through birch woods and open moorland and can be quite rough, walking shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended.

For further information please visit the Auchtavan website


Key Information

Building Date: late 18th-early 19th century

Where to find us

  • Glen of Fearder
  • Crathie
  • Nr Braemar
  • AB35 5TQ