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  •   If you have time to spare you could stop like we did but I wouldn't return. Compared to other castles it has little to offer and is less spectacular.

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    9/06/2019

      Wow - So much history! Had a fantastic visit, lots to see and appreciate how we live these days. Kids loved it especially finding out about theTreasure Island book was written there. Staff were very helpful and we had an audio tour which was so...More

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    8/29/2019
  •   What a great place ...well worth the visit ..the audio tour is excellent giving invites into not only each room but other info as well. Great staff, really friendly

    thumb Phil C
    8/29/2019

      Easy to get to, plenty of parking. Helpful guides answered the million qs from the kids. Wish the gift shop was bigger tho

    thumb Travelbugfun
    8/26/2019
  •   The city of the Highland games is a small town with very fresh air and during the inter season no too far from the Scottish Ski areas.

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    8/13/2019

      Enjoyed trip here with 2 boys - 14 year old found it more interesting than the 10 years old! I liked it. Interesting history and photos etc in the house and it was good to see how it was set up not that long ago...More

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    8/08/2019
  •   This is a great place to spend a couple of hours wandering around. The rooms are cleverly set out to give a period feel and are full of interesting artefacts. Recommended.

    thumb Matt C
    8/06/2019

      First time we have visited the castle and it was a fantastic experience. The volunteers who run the place are very helpful, warm, and friendly. It's inspiring to see people care enough about our heritage to not only give their time, but to raise the...More

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    7/20/2019
  •   I liked the castle. We did the audio tour which was interesting. The audio samples are not to long, just right! You can see the love of the community in and outside the castle. Go visit if you’re nearby!

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    7/13/2019

      Fantastic wee castle to visit. It is run by volunteers from the village who are also looking after all the renovations and management They are dependent solely on patrons and public support so if you are in the area, you will not only be in...More

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    7/13/2019

Braemar Castle

Re-opens Sat 31st March 2018 Operated as a Visitor Attraction by the community of Braemar. 12 fully furnished rooms on display.
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
It's the Braemar Gathering this Saturday, so the Castle is open Monday - Friday & Sunday this week, 10 am to 5 pm.
Did you know that from 1832 to 1906 the games were held at Braemar Castle except for 5 occasions; once at Balmoral, once at Invercauld House, twice at Mar Lodge and once in the Clunie Park, Invercauld.
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Colonel Anne, in her new position, pointing the way to the Castle. Huge thank you to Michel for moving her and also for creating her.
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Today we went down to the dungeon to collect donations like in the good old days. Here is a picture taken in July.
#Throwbackthursday #Raisingthestandard #Braemar #fundraising VisitScotland
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle3 weeks ago
If you have visited Braemar Castle you will probably remember our two pink bathrooms and you might have noticed the recurrence of the manufacturer’s mark ‘Shanks and Co.’ on the lavatories, on one of the sinks and on this green and pink cast iron bath. This firm was founded by John Shanks, an ambitious plumber from Paisley who had started his own business in 1851 in High Street, in Paisley, and in 1853 had opened a second shop in Barrhead, in East Renfrewshire.
John Shanks realised that the improvement of the sanitary services in the city of Barrhead carried out by the Gorbals Gravitation Water Company in the 1860s had created a potential market for the production of sanitary ware and in the 1878 he started the ‘Shanks and Co’ company with his brother Andrew, a company that in the following years would distinguish itself for the innovation and elegance of its products, which can be appreciated in this cast iron bath. The firm was active until 1969 when it joined another competing company, Armitage, manufacturing bathroom fixtures, creating ‘Armitage Shanks’.
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle3 weeks ago
Thank you to our visitors who came to our Shake Hands with History event on Sunday and travelled through the centuries to meet all of our #castlecharacters. Thanks as well to the characters themselves and good luck with the journey back to your own time. Can you name all of the characters? Comment below!!
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle is with Brian Wood.3 weeks ago
The Black Colonel is looking for you! Come and "Shake Hands with History" today and meet the characters who have called the Castle home over the centuries - as well as some welcome and unwelcome guests! Meet Piccadilly Jim, Elsa Sciaperelli and of course the Earl of Mar himself!!

2 weeks ago
It's the Braemar Gathering this Saturday #braemarhighlandgames
The Castle is open Monday to Friday and Sunday this week, 10 am - 5 pm.
Did you know that from 1832 to 1906 the games were held at Braemar Castle except for 5 occasions. #braemercastle #highlandgames #braemar https://t.co/IfyaYDz9h4
Braemarscastle photo
2 weeks ago
It's almost September! That means we're gearing up for the #braemarhighlandgames on Saturday 7th. The castle will be closed for the games but we are open all of the remainder of the week. We hope to see you down here.
Praying for some sun!
#braemarcastle #highlandgames #braemar https://t.co/Hhj6t5brM7
Braemarscastle photo
3 weeks ago
Wednesday Wisdom:
Avoid Battlecruisers
This day in 1914 the Royal Navy won the Battle of Heligoland Bight. At the Battle of Jutland in 1916, Vice Admiral Horace Hood died aboard HMS Invincible which exploded . He had stayed in Braemar castle over the summer of 1910. https://t.co/uYzdKh5Hix
Braemarscastle photo
3 weeks ago
This elegant cast iron bath bears the manufacturer's mark of ‘Shanks and Co.', a company founded by John Shanks in 1878, an ambitious plumber from Paisley, which in the yeas would distinguish itself for the innovation and elegance of its products. https://t.co/g33u5zBPR8 Braemarscastle photo
4 weeks ago
Wednesday Wisdom:Always lock your doors
On this day in 1689, government forces successfully repelled a Jacobite attack on Dunkeld Cathedral. In the same uprising in 1689, Braemar castle was torched by the Black Colonel, who walked in through the front door. https://t.co/NqEBGkyeTa
Braemarscastle photo
4 weeks ago
@Shobart29 Hi Shona! We love dogs! Welcome in grounds and ground floor of castle . See you soon!
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