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We're opening the Castle doors this Saturday 1st May!

 For the month of May, we will be offering small exclusive Castle tours.

Please book online to  secure your place and to help us comply with Covid-19 regulations.   

Our grounds are always open. Visit our art installation by the Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. Enjoy fantastic views through the glens, in the heart the Cairngorms National Park.

'We've worked hard to be able to open again and offer a safe environment for all.

The 17th Century Castle interiors are looking magnificent.

You'll receive a really warm welcome, though we'd also say, 'remember to wrap up well!'

Braemar Community Volunteers

You may be unable to visit but you can always keep in touch with Braemar Castle on social media.....and find out about our 'Raising the Standard' project.

Braemar Castle

Opening 1st May 2021, Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm. Pre-booking is essential via our website www.braemarcastle.co.uk. Full covid compliance in place.
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Braemar Castle1 week ago
RUN Creag Choinnich CHALLENGE 2021
Have you signed up to create your fundraising page yet?
You can do it through this JustGiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-page/creation/?campaignShortName=CreagChoinnich

If you can't run then why not walk or cycle the 4km, 10 times, during the month of June?

We have beautiful pink team t-shirts for every participant which will showcase your achievement.

WANT TO JOIN US ON 1ST JUNE?
We will be kicking off this challenge at Braemar Castle on the 1st June at 7pm where runners can start off their challenge by running from the Castle up the Creag Choinnich and back again.
Contact Catriona on catrionaskene@gmail.com if you wish more information, help or clarification.

Covid restrictions will be in place and social distancing will be essential.

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Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle1 week ago
Tuesday Trivia....

Tuesday gets its English name from the Old English Tiwesdæg and the Middle English Tewesday, meaning ‘Tiw’s Day.” Tiw was the Norse God of Single Combat, Victory, and Heroic Glory. Those Norse Gods are so cool!

Unsurprisingly, Tiw is associated with the Roman God of War, Mars. This is why Tuesday contains a reference to Mars in other languages derived from Latin. Like “Mardi” in French, “Martes” in Spanish, and “Martedi” in Italian.

However, in Japanese, the word for Tuesday (ka youbi) means “fire day,” in relation to Mars the planet (kasei) meaning “fire star.”

In some Slavic languages, Tuesday originates from an Old Church Slavonic word literally meaning “the second.”

For many employees, Tuesday is apparently the most productive day of the working week.

On the flip side, Tuesday is also the day where there’s the highest number of job applications submitted. I guess people who have a bad Monday don’t always have a better Tuesday!

Tuesday is the day of the week that is least likely to have a Christmas Eve on it.

Although interestingly enough, it is the day of the week that has the second-highest chance of having a Christmas on it, with the first being Thursday.

The Greeks consider Tuesday to be an unlucky day as this was the day that Constantinople Fell.

Likewise, Spanish-speaking parts of the world also find Tuesday to be an unlucky day.

For both Greek and Spanish-speaking people alike, the 13th day of a month is considered unlucky if it falls on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday.

However, in Judaism, Tuesday is considered to be a lucky day, because, in the first chapter of Genesis, the paragraph about Tuesday has the words “it was good” in it twice.

#HappyTuesday
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Braemar Castle1 week ago
More trivia coming your way... this time Mondays!

1. A survey in 2011 reported that the average person moans for about 34 minutes on a Monday morning, compared to 22 minutes on other days.

2. Monday is the only day of the week when the US stock market is more likely to fall than rise.

3. On average Monday is the least rainy day of the week, possibly as a result of man-made pollution decreasing over the weekend.

4. Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram of a single word: ‘dynamo’.

5. People do their shopping online more on Mondays than they do any other day of the week.

6. According to a study by Marmite in 2011, the average person in the UK does not smile on a Monday until 11.16am.

7. Bob Geldof’s song I Don’t Like Mondays was written after he read of a US woman going on a shooting spree because she didn’t like Mondays.

8. ‘Monday’ is a slang term for a large, heavy sledgehammer.

#Monday #Smile #StartOfTheWeek
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Sunday is here again so we thought we would provide you with a little bit of 'Sunday Trivia':

Originally the first day of the week rather than the last (in a calendar derived from Hellenistic astrology), Sunday is named after the Sun.

Unlike many of the other six days in a week, almost every language around has derived their word for Sunday from the meaning “Sun’s Day” or “Day of Sun”.

However, almost is not all. In Russian, the word for Sunday is Воскресенье (Voskreseniye) meaning Resurrection.

In other Slavic languages like Polish, Ukrainian, Croatian, and Bulgarian among others, the word for Sunday means “no work.”

In the Thai Solar Calendar, red is the color associated with Sunday.

The Modern Greek word for Sunday means “Lord’s Day”.

In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun God. In Paganism, the sun was the source of life and giver of warmth and illumination to mankind. Therefore, it was the center of a popular cult among Romans who would stand at dawn on a Sunday to catch the first rays of sunshine as they prayed.

Many countries, mostly in Europe like France, Sweden, Germany and Belgium (but also non-European countries like Peru), choose to hold their national and local elections on Sunday, either by law or tradition.

In most Middle Eastern countries, Sunday is the first day of the working week.

In 321 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine I decreed that Sunday was to be a day of rest for all except those engaged in agricultural work.

Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.

We wish you all a very happy Sunday whether you are relaxing, touring, getting out and about or (dare we say it) working!

#Sunday #Enjoy #Castles
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
On 1 May 1919 a remarkable man was born - today we mark Captain Alwyne A C Farquharson, 16th Laird of Invercauld, 102nd birthday by sending him our very best wishes on this special day!
#ClanFarquharson #Invercauld #Birthday #102YearsOld
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Taken last week, this photo shows how beautiful the castle was positioned with the sun radiating down on it and the daffodils giving colour to the grounds.
The rain is now playing its part and making everything look fresh and the grass looks green (although a bit soggy).
#AlwaysABrightSide #Castles #SunAndRain #Scotland

    star rating  Interesting architecture. The castle is located on a hill surrounded by plains full of sheeps. Scotland 🙂

    tomaszzz_44
    9/30/2020

    star rating  Due to the current restrictions, we could only stop off and walk around the castle and it's grounds but it's an interesting little castle but not necessarily the most stunning.... read more

    SnowyywonS
    9/28/2020