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Glen Tanar

Glen Tanar

Set of the eastern edge of Scotland’s spectacular Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar spans 25,000 of breathtaking Highland scenery. From rugged heather moorland to towering Caledonian pine forests to the majestic River Dee. This is a destination for exploring the best of natural Scotland.


Our luxury self catering cottages date back to Victorian times and each one has been modernised to the highest of standards with all of the amenities you require for a relaxing break. Warm, inviting and authentic our cottages are graded 4* by Visit Scotland and provide the perfect base for you to enjoy all that Royal Deeside has to offer. We have a choice of 9 self catering cottages sleeping from 2 to 11 people. Please visit our website where you can view immersive 360 tours of the cottages, check availability and book online.

Estate Safaris

We offer driven guided tours taking you into the heart of the estate where you might spot a golden eagle soaring high above, herons fishing over the secluded trout loch, or red squirrels darting between the ancient scots pines. The trip includes binoculars and refreshments but don’t forget your camera! Depending on the season and choice of route you may spot red deer, roe deer, red squirrels, adders, golden eagles, osprey, black grouse, merlins, hen harriers and crossbills.

Trout Fishing

Trout fishing on our private loch guarantees a tranquillity fix in peaceful, secluded surroundings. We offer fly fishing by boat for rainbow trout and brown trout. Lifejackets for adults and children are available but please bring your own fishing equipment. Day and evening sessions are available from March to December. Please visit our website for more details.

Walk, Ride, Cycle

Get off the beaten track and explore Glen Tanar by foot, by bike, or on horseback. There are miles of tracks throughout Glen Tanar making it an ideal location for exploration. Whether it is walking you enjoy or mountain biking, you can experience the wilderness of Scotland by venturing deep into the Estate. Glen Tanar also plays host to Scotland’s most easterly munro, Mount Keen, so if you are feeling adventurous why not bag a munro too!

Glen Tanar Equestrian Centre offers safe, high quality horse riding on riverside, woodland and hillside trails all within the peaceful surrounds of the estate. Hacks are tailored to suit abilities and visitors can choose from one to two hour trips on well-schooled mounts with fully qualified friendly staff.



Contact Details

Address:Brooks House
Glen Tanar
Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EU
Tel:Click to view01339 886451

Opening Times

Open all year


Geographical regions this provider operates in

  • Cairngorms National Park, Aberdeenshire and Moray


Activities this provider runs

  • On Wheels
  • Photography
  • Walking, Trekking & Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Estates, Reserves & Other Wildlife Spots
  • Nature Visitor Centres, Hides & Attractions
  • Self-catering Cottages

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