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Mar Lodge Estate
National Trust For Scotland

Mar Lodge
AB35 5YJ
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Striding across the wild open spaces of Mar Lodge Estate you’ll experience a unique sense of freedom. Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the 29,380ha (72,598a) estate takes in 15 Munros (mountains over 3,000ft), including four of the five highest mountains in the UK. Walkers can choose from a wide range of routes – from low-lying woodland and riverside walks, to the high tops and long-distance walks such as the Lairig Ghru leading to Speyside. The main access point is the Linn of Dee car park, with nearby walks offering stunning views of a scenic gorge. During the summer months the ranger service offers a variety of guided walks to suit all abilities.

The estate is recognised as one of the most important nature conservation landscapes in the British Isles. Part of the estate lies within the Cairngorms National Nature Reserve, and a number of sites have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Wildlife enthusiasts can observe pine martens, red deer, red squirrels and, most majestic of all, the golden eagle.

The estate also contains one of the country’s largest areas of Scheduled Ancient Monuments – from postmedieval townships to remnants of early 19th-century sheep farming and of the later 19th-century sporting estate. These nationally important remains are being actively managed and conserved.

Long-term conservation is a priority at Mar Lodge Estate, in particular the regeneration of native Caledonian pinewoods by reducing the damage caused by grazing red deer. Elsewhere you’ll see evidence of the Trust’s valuable work repairing and maintaining footpaths.

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

Weddings and Conferences
The public rooms on the ground floor of the Lodge provide the perfect setting for exclusive highland weddings.

Wedding ceremonies of up to 60 guests can be held in the elegant Drawing Room.

There is also a small Chapel which may be used for intimate ceremonies, by arrangement with the local church.

The Chapel can accommodate up to 40 guests.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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