There are not many places in the world that you can enjoy your morning coffee whilst sitting under a Picasso, but the Fife Arms is one. A 46 roomed Victorian coaching inn, nestled in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, its traditional facade houses conceals a riot of colour and personality on the inside – not to mention a world-class contemporary art collection. Blending Scottish heritage, craftsmanship and culture in a thoroughly modern manner, the hotel is at the heart of the small Highland village of Braemar thanks in no small part to The Flying Stag, the hotel’s public bar.Enquire Now
Stay in: The Indian Suite. All of the rooms are unique and offer elements of Victoriana, but this one really stands out with its own cosy log burner, roll top bath and bottle of whisky to help yourself to.
The Fife Arms touch: All guests can enjoy a private art tour – an excellent way to get to know the Fife Arms through its eclectic art pieces.
Explore more: Explore the dramatic mountainous landscape of the Cairngorms with a 4×4 adventure rounded off with a private lunch in the hotel’s remote lunch hut, in the middle of the grouse moors.
Team up with the hotel’s in-house forager to learn about the local plants and vegetation and how they can be turned into teas, tinctures, condiments and cosmetics. You can even take the chance to gather something on your way to use in your own cocktail or dinner dish that evening.
Jet into: Aberdeen or Dundee airports – with the possibility of a helicopter landing at the Games ParkEnquire Now