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Glen Tanar

Near Aboyne, Aberdeen City & Shire

Situated in a beautiful glen at the heart of Royal Deeside and within the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, Glen Tanar Estate offers some of Scotland's most stunning scenery, spread across 25,000 acres of heather-clad moors & Caledonian Pine Forests.

Glen Tanar supports a thriving population of red and roe deer. In order to keep the herds healthy and the number of deer in balance with their habitat we manage these populations. We can offer individual stalking days or we can take small groups out.

Walked up and driven Red Grouse shoots are held when possible. We also have a number of beats on the famous River Dee available for booking rods for salmon and sea trout fishing. Escape the everyday with a stay in one of our nine luxury self-catering holiday cottages. Take your time exploring all that the area has to offer or simply enjoy doing nothing in this beautiful part of Scotland. Please visit www.glentanar.co.uk or contact us for more information.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Red Grouse - Walked up and driven 12 August - mid September

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Stags - 1 September - 20 October

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Hinds - November, December and January

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Roe Bucks - June, July and August

Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - On River Dee 1 March - 30 September - catch and release

Fishing - Sea Trout - On River Dee 1 March - 30 September - catch and release. *Note* although these dates note the sea trout season it is realistic to expect sea trout between May and September

Our luxury self catering cottages provide a home from home 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 (www.glentanar.co.uk) where you can view immersive 360 tours of the cottages, check availability and book online.

Activities in and around Glen Tanar Estate

For the outdoor enthusiast there is an extensive range of exciting and adventurous activities to fill your visit, and all with the magnificent backdrop of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park.

Glen Tanar itself provides an excellent choice of outdoor activities as diverse as salmon fishing, walking, mountain biking, horse riding and traditional sporting activities. This year our new Wildlife Watch activities are also being introduced where you'll be able to watch badgers, go on Black Grouse Safaris, and see the spectacle of the Red Deer Rutting season, while experienced wildlife photographers may be able to photograph Golden Eagles and other birds.

In the wider area you can take part in skiing in the winter at Glenshee and the Lecht and gliding in the summer. Those looking to learn new activities can find a range of possibilities.

For a more leisurely approach you can play golf, or visit one of the many historic castles, or tour one of the area's whisky distilleries. And after all that activity if you really want to relax then there are a number of health & beauty salons and holistic treatment practitioners to help you do so.

Visit www.glentanar.co.uk for more information on things to do in the area. Further information also available on the Visit Aberdeenshire and Visit Cairngorms websites.

Go to the Visit Scotland Regional Information website
Contact Information
Contact Name Fiona Martin
Address Brooks House
Glen Tanar Estate
AB34 5EU
Telephone Click to see Number013398 86451
Nearest Train Aberdeen
Nearest Airport Aberdeen
Provider Information
Size of Ground 25,000 acres
Number of Staff 30
Beginners Yes
Accommodation 9 luxury self-catering holiday cottages sleeping from 2 to 11 people.
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