Mar Lodge Estate
Near Ballater, Aberdeen City & Shire
Mar Lodge Estate covers over 72,000 acres of spectacular Cairngorms mountain and moorland landscape, offering some of Scotland’s most rewarding red deer stalking and walked-up grouse shooting, as well as salmon and sea-trout fishing on the River Dee.
A sporting holiday combines comfortable accommodation in Mar Lodge, built for Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter Princess Louise and completely refurbished in the 1990s, with friendly, knowledgeable stalkers and ghillies.
The Lodge can cater for 30+ guests across five self-contained apartments. There’s also a drawing room, dining room and billiards room. For smaller parties, there are also two luxurious cottages nearby sleeping between eight and 10 guests.
Shooting - Red Grouse - Walked up 12 August-10 December
Shooting - Clay Pigeon
Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Stags - For up to 3 rifles - 1 August-20 October
Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Hinds - 21 October-15 February
Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - Fly only - 1 May-30 September (catch and release) River Dee
Fishing - Sea Trout - Fly only - 1 May-30 September (catch and release) River Dee
Fishing - Brown Trout - Fly only - 1 April-30 September, River Dee, burns and hill lochs
Other Field Sports - Clay Pigeon Shooting - On request.
Mar Lodge - five apartments sleep 17, 4, 4, 4 & 2
Claybokie Cottage, sleeps 10
Craig Bhalg Cottage, sleeps 8
Well-behaved dogs are permitted in some properties - check when booking.
For visitors who don’t shoot, stalk or fish, there are plenty of other outdoor activities. Our Ranger team runs a busy programme of guided walks around the estate and can tailor special walks to a party’s requirements. We also welcome horses and are approved by the British Horse Society as the only Horses Welcome Centre in the region. Royal Deeside offers more visitor attractions, with Crathie, Balmoral and Glenshee, for example, all just a short drive away.Go to the Visit Scotland Regional Information website
|Contact Name||Mar Lodge Estate|
|Address||Mar Lodge Estate
|Telephone||Click to see Number01339 720163|
|Nearest Train||Perth or Aberdeen|
|Size of Ground||72,000 acres|
|Accommodation||The Lodge can cater for 30+ guests across five self-contained apartments. There’s also a drawing room, dining room and billiards room. For smaller parties, there are also two luxurious cottages nearby sleeping between eight and 10 guests.|