We hope to be able to welcome you back before too long. Initially we will re-open the Castle grounds on the 15th July and will stringently follow guidelines so you can feel safe and confident when you visit.

The Castle is a greater challenge! And it will not be possible initially to be open to visitors.

However, we plan to share our fascinating history with you from the outside, rather than from the inside. So, although you can’t visit the Castle itself, you will be able to enjoy and appreciate the Castle’s great stories – but, at the moment, from the enemy’s side of our star-shaped curtain wall!

We look forward to welcoming you.

Braemar Community Volunteers

  •   I have passed this castle many times and assumed it was empty inside and of limited interest. How wrong could I be! I thought it was charming inside. Definitely more quality then quantity. The audio guide is very worth while and gives you information on...More

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      Every time I pass this castle it is closed. This time we stopped and wandered around. Tomorrow we will visit the Lions face and squirrel hide

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  •   The Castle is situated a short distance from Braemar. It is the best maintained Castle I have ever been in. Built in 1628, and until recently lived in, it is furnished and contains many ancient relics of the past. Head-sets will explain the function of...More

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      A must visit. Looks unspectacular from outside, but is a juwel inside. It is completely furnished. Seems that Lord Farquharson just left for hunting or so. Just lovely. Nice staff keeping the castle. The audio guide offers you so much additional information. You just need...More

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  •   Four of us enjoyed an excellent visit to this interesting castle. We were shown round by an entertaining guide. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made the tour as accessible as possible for the two of our party who weren't so mobile. A...More

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      Friendly staff Lots to see lots of rooms Great place Would visit again definitely Could of spent hours here

    thumb Sara B
  •   What a gem and what a fascinating history. The locals run this castle and they are friendly and knowledgeable. Kudos to them for keeping this quirky delightful place open. Everything about this castle is comfy and intriguing. My son and I loved it

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      For all its prominent position at the top of a hill , this piece of history is rather overshadowed by its neighbouring north east castles. It is well worth a visit. The guided tour gave us a comprehensive run down on its past over the...More

    thumb Tony D
  •   Not sure what I expected when we parked up, but stepping out of the trees it was lovely to behold the Castle. Picturesque against the mountains we wandered around from beautiful room to room. We were also given our own audio guide so we could...More

    thumb Angela E

      We visited in Mid september. It was like stepping back in time. The castle is bursting with history and the community custodians are helpful and friendly. There is a really good audio guide aswell. Well recommended!!

    thumb Jon P

Braemar Castle

Currently closed in line with Government guidelines due to Covid-19. Please keep checking back regularly for updates.
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Yup, pretty spot on for most....
#Monday #WeGotThis
Tomorrow we bring you information about the Braemar Calendar.... for now they are on sale at: https://www.braemarcastle.co.uk/castle-shop/
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
We were thrilled to be part of this video... and it is true, WE MISS YOU! We look forward to welcoming you back to the area and castle when it is safe to do so! #visitcairngorms #outdoors #adventure #CairngormsTogether
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We miss YOU! We are preparing to welcome you back. We can't wait to share the place we are so proud to call home with you again soon. #CairngormsTogether 💜 Get planning ➡️ www.visitcairngorms.com Please share far & wide 🙏 📸 | Perfect View Productions #staysafe #exerciselocal
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
The castle is part of history and continues to make history - definitely worth saving! Here is our way of giving our #Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund by showing this clip from a few years ago. Thanks to Braemar Media for pulling it out of the archives last week!
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A special performance by Vivaldi Strings in the courtyard of Braemar Castle a few years ago. This talented group of young musicians from the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College (CSA) in Illinois, USA, were performing in Aberdeenshire and gave an impromptu concert during their visit to the Castle, ahead of their evening concert in Braemar. They peerformed a series of American tunes and finished with 'Scotland the Brave'.
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Just in case you missed it...
The support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund over this pandemic has been AMAZING! #ThanksToYou we have received emergency funding of £35,000. This will allow us to do many great things including reviewing our fundraising and events and tweak them to ensure we reach our target - we have £330,000 left to raise.
If you can help us reach our goal we would be incredibly grateful - we know these are tough times and heritage charities might be lower on the list of priorities, but if you can spare something we would really appreciate it. From everyone at Braemar Castle, THANK YOU!
#Fundraising #NationalLottery #SavingHistory #Heritage #Scotland
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
We are incredibly grateful and proud to be able to have the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are delighted to have our new banner up and looking great in the Braemar sun!
#HeritageMatters #HeritageFundUK #ThankYou
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Worth Saving?
So many worthy charities out there and heritage sites might come lower on the list than ever before, but if you can spare £1 or even £20 we would be very grateful!
#fundraising #thankyou #heritage #support #NationalLottery

3 weeks ago
Great news among the gloom, just awarded £35,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, @HeritageFundSCO, to ensure the Castle’s long-term restoration can continue despite being closed to visitors and losing vital income. #visitscotland #visitaberdeenshire #visitcairngorms
2 months ago
Castle closed but looking lovely! https://t.co/9pk9fD9OrI Braemarscastle photo
3 months ago
Coronavirus: A message from Braemar Castle, April 5 2020 https://t.co/0l6Ke5f7U0
3 months ago
Battle of Inverlochy Castle in 1431. The MacDonalds attacked the camp of the Earls of Mar and Atholl who were loyal to King James I of Scots. Battle was confused both parties withdrew unsure who had won. The Earl of Mar fled bare foot and horseless to his Castle of Kildrummy. https://t.co/hJwGFce5ly Braemarscastle photo
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