We are open Wed to Sun 10am to 5pm during April, May and June
(and Sept and Oct)

7 days in July and August


  •   While there are audio guides we were lucky enough to get a personal guide and it was excellent. She was enthusiastc, knowledgeable, and took great care of our small group. Came away with a lot of knowledge and would recommend this attraction to anyone.

    thumb tom g

      This is a magnificent castle. When I think of a castle this is what I think of. It was used in modern times so lovely to see how someone lived here.

    thumb Lori G
  •   The castle is run by the local community and they have done well to preserve it. The audio tour is very informative and I now realise that my knowledge of Scottish history is very patchy! Definitely worth visiting, but wrap up as it's chilly inside.

    thumb lolo82Glasgow

      This lovely old castle has a very interesting history you can take an audio guide but being taken round by a guide is much better even if you do have wait a bit .You are able to watch a video while you wait and have...More

    thumb Peter H
  •   There are many castles around, but this one stood out a little bit due to its location and form. If in the area stop by.

    thumb Michael W

      We visited in September 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The castle is well presented by a group of local volunteers. You can learn a lot about the history of the area, and the people who lived in and visited the castle.

    thumb Alexina Fullerton
  •   Excellent tour guide it was her 1st day back Great knowledge and interesting facts regarding the castle which was fascinating Well worth every penny

    thumb married90

      We visited this last year, but only managed the outside due to it being closed at time. Open Wed to Sun 10am to 5pm during April, May and June (and Sept and Oct) 7 days in July and August. But it was still great to...More

    thumb Liz C
  •   Braemar Castle is a gem set within the Cairngorms. Beautifully preserved and presented to the public, visitors walk through history as they visit the rooms within. I highly recommend a guided tour, especially if it is from Colin. Most of the rooms are just as...More

    thumb Nick G

      We did not visit the inside as it was close but the site is nice for a walk with the dog and have a view of the landscape Castle from outside is not appealing, and rather prefer ruin type but sound worth a visit if...More

    thumb JVG2012
  •   Visited here with the kids. The lady giving us the tour was brilliant. Well worth the visit. Very interesting and the kids loved it too.

    thumb BBRN047

      Interesting Castle to visit - pretty from the outside and also inside. Visited on Easter the first weekend open for summer. The lady who worked there explained they are trying to raise money to keep it open and explained that at one point all the...More

    thumb Morgan F
  •   We found the castle cold inside but quite an interesting visit. Be prepared to climb stairs to see the inner rooms and the exhibits. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Braemar.

    thumb chandrah874

      We could've not picked a more beautiful venue for our wedding ceremony. The people who look after Braemar Castle are absolutely lovely! Georgina helped us with everything from the beginning and Colin was there during our special day to make sure everything ran smoothly. We...More

    thumb Codrina A
  •   End of October close means just that, Closed for the Season ! We came thru on the 1st November but got to look at it externally only , pity but a funny looking Castle I thought ? Maybe next visit ?

    thumb Skeney57

      An atmospheric castle in a stunning location, great for photos. The castle has a long and fascinating history.

    thumb Ronilev
  •   We took the audio tour or this well preserved castle and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although the history of the castle goes back to the Bonny Prince's time, the castle is set up to depict the early to mid 20th century. Very well laid out and...More

    thumb Larry B

      Being members of the NTS we are a bit mean when it comes to having to pay to visit an independent attraction. However, at £8 pp for adults £7 concession we thought it could be good value and we were not disappointed. Parking is a...More

    thumb David D
  •   My wife and I stopped and toured this local, community-owned and managed castle right outside of Braemar. I recommend it highly as it helps support the local economy and has a very interesting history. It also is nearly fully accessible for tour and has a...More

    thumb MartinTravelAddict

      Wonderful little castle. Well preserved. Community run, this is a must see and encourages children to interact. Uniquely shapped, this younger castle is a must-see!

    thumb Tim D

Braemar Castle

Re-opens Sat 31st March 2018 Operated as a Visitor Attraction by the community of Braemar. 12 fully furnished rooms on display.
Nathan Terry added a new photo to Braemar Castle's timeline.5 days ago
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Braemar Castle added 4 new photos.1 week ago
Open Day today at Auchtavan, the abandoned ferm toun in Glen Fearder. See the restored cruck-framed cottage with a hingin lum, the old horsemill and the Queen Mother's former picnic cottage. Park in the layby near the turn-off for Aberarder. It is then a 2.5mile walk to reach the cottages. Open from noon to 3 pm today. Great walk but decent footwear needed.
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle1 week ago
The Earl of Mar has picked some daffodils for the Cairngorm Nature BIG weekend!! We are open all weekend, why not pop by?
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle1 week ago
Our brand new Creag Choinnich Nature trail is officially launched by Brian Wood Deputy Convenor, #Cairngormsnationalpark. Come and try it for yourself soon.
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Braemar Castle1 week ago
Get along to the Hub in the Games Park tomorrow. So much going on.
Glenbuchat Eclectic Events
Glenbuchat Eclectic Events2 weeks ago
Glenbuchat Eclectic Events is delighted and grateful to Braemar Castle and the Braemar Community for their generous involvement in Widening The Welcome for the New Syrian Scots.

We still need to raise more money for the day out, on Sunday 17th June.

If you would like to volunteer your help, or make a donation, please follow the link below.


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"The tennis court just a sponge. I couldn’t even pretend to play on it" 1914 letter written by Princess Alexis Dolgorouki to the factor. Today, this tennis court is just an outline of its former glory (or perhaps not!). #castle #history #women #scotland #russia https://t.co/hROtgRACTV Braemarscastle photo
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Which tartan is this (and why do we have it in our castle?!) ? #quizzical #tartan #ScotlandIsNow https://t.co/U3MnS350oq Braemarscastle photo
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This wee bunny started running away from the camera with the others, but soon gave up and tried a different tactic... camouflage!! #spring #Scotland #wildlife #Cairngorms https://t.co/4eZU6sjPvZ Braemarscastle photo
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What do Braemar castle, a war drum and a lochaber axe all have in common? Find out in our brand new "Forces and Foes" #exhibition! #ScotlandIsNow #collections #history https://t.co/aw8MEMudD2 Braemarscastle photo

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