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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
This castle is definitely worth a stop as you go through the park. Magnus gives an amazingly detailed and interesting tour. The castle has a historic role in the highland games and has had some famous people inside. Plus, you'll learn about lots of castle...More
Seeing the castle from the outside is fine, but touring, listening to the hand held guide, or even better following around with one of the live guides tell you so much about the history of where you are
Today in 1689 John Graham of Claverhouse lead an army of Jacobites to intercept General Hugh Mackay at the pass of Killiecrankie. During this first uprising Braemar Castle was burned down by John Farquharson. We still have a burned timber from the roof! #Jacobites #Killiecrankie https://t.co/JZFA2ANv8R
Today in 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate and the First Earl of Mar became the guardian of the one-year old King James the VI. This gentlemen, John Erskine,the Second Earl of Mar, who built Braemar Castle, became the new guardian when he was a teenager! #onthisday https://t.co/2AaxxnjA4y
The Earl of Mar had a direct line of sight to #invercauld house, keeping an eye on those @ClanFarquharson Highlanders! Little did he know they would come to own the #castle ... #jacobites #scottish @ClanFarqUSA @CastleStudies @visitabdn @NorthEast250 @VBallater @BraemarMedia https://t.co/xKnYNJ2Sm0
We're getting ready for Alan Breck's Reenactment Regiment on 10th August 11-4pm. https://t.co/Y4HQUjq8KD As an eighteenth century soldier, what's your equipment of choice? Targe, dirk, lochaber axe, musket...? #jacobites #redcoats #livinghistory #braemar @visitabdn @BraemarMedia