The A93 Road runs 108 miles between
Perth and Aberdeen.
The 33 mile section between Blairgowrie and Braemar is
one of the top Roads to travel in
Scotland, passing through the Cairnwell
Pass at 670m / 2,199ft, highest main road
in the UK.
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The Road passes right through the middle of
the Glenshee Ski Centre with a large
Diner with mountain views. Large
You can also take a Chairlift most of the
year to the top of the 933m / 3,061ft Cairnwell
mountain for amazing views. Large
The 3 Mountains over 3,000ft at the Ski
Centre are the Cairnwell 933m / 3,061ft, Carn
Aosda 917m / 3,009ft, and on the east side of
the road, Glas Maol 1,068m / 3,504ft. Mountains
The image top is of Blairgowrie Centre.
Second top is of the A93 looking north towards
the Spittal of Glenshee.
Dalmunzie House Hotel is about 1 mile up a
country road at the Spittal of Glenshee.
The Spittal of Glenshee Bridge is next to
the A93, only a very short detour.
Next to the Bridge is the Spittal of
From the Spittal of Glenshee, the road goes
up into the Cairnwell Pass. If cloudy, you will
be driving through clouds with little
visibility, a strange experience.
If sunny, the views are amazing with
mountains all around.
There is a sign at the Cairnwell Pass for
the start of Aberdeenshire.
At the Pass is the Glenshee Ski Centre with
a large Diner named Tee at the Shee.
The Chairlift next to the Diner runs most of
the year to just below the top of Cairnwell
Mountain. You only have to walk a short
distance to the Summit Cairn.
Operators stop and start the Chairlift so
you do not need to hop on and off like the
Skiers do in winter. Large Top
The road goes steep downhill from the Ski
Centre, then runs north beside Clunie Water
into the scenic village of Braemar.
A93 Road History
1746 - the Battle of Culloden led to the
defeat of the Jacobite's by Government
This led to the Government building a number
of Forts around the Highlands of Scotland to
prevent any more Jacobite Uprisings.
The government also began building better
roads to these Forts.
1749 - construction began on the Military
Road between Blairgowrie and Fort George
This road passed through Glenshee and
1900s - the road between Blairgowrie and
Braemar was upgraded a number of times with
some sections following the old road, and
others alongside the old road.