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Welcome to Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park

in the heart of the Scottish Highlands (AB35 5XR)

July, weekends and Wednesdays, 10am to 4pm

Performance of “Treasure Island” in the grounds with the Walking Theatre group, face painting and Sweetie Shop - bring a picnic.  Find out more

Experience Treasure Island in the place where RL Stevenson wrote it!

August, open daily, 10am to 4 pm
September, weekends and first 2 Weds, 10am - 4 pm
October, weekends, 11 am to 3pm

Sample the Castle experience with a (very quick!) tour

Royal Deeside Open Top Bus - arrive at the castle in style!

Hear stories of the colourful characters associated with the castle, find out how Clan Farquharson began and discover the part played by Braemar Castle in the story of Scotland. Only 9 miles from Balmoral Castle, take time to visit both and enjoy the different experience each has to offer. The castles are situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, on the Victorian Heritage and Castle Trails, amid spectacular mountain scenery. Enjoy walking, cycling, climbing and fishing or a round of golf at Scotland's highest course. Look out for red deer, red squirrels, golden eagles and, if you’re very lucky, the elusive capercaillie.

Click here for our downloadable (pdf) brochure