The Castle grounds are open and health and safety precautions are in place, in line with guidelines, so you can feel safe and confident when you visit. The grounds provide a safe space with wildflowers, red squirrel and fantastic views.  Tight corridors and small spaces in the Castle mean that sadly we will not be able to reopen the Castle itself this season.

Have fun walking the grass spiral and exploring our pathways - the Colonel Anne Pathways, the Earl of Mar Pathway to the Fog House and the Black Colonel pathways. Take a picnic, enjoy the grounds and the great views across the River Dee to the Cairngorms, here in the heart of the National Park.

If you are interested in a personal guided tour of the grounds, hearing about the Castle's stories, please email info@braemarcastle.co.uk for more details.

And our 2021 fundraising Castle Calendar captures some of the sensational scenery  -  and is now on sale

Castle Shop

And - do save your best photos for our 2022 Calendar competition

Calendar Competition


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

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Currently closed in line with Government guidelines due to Covid-19. Please keep checking back regularly for updates.
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#OurCommunityCastle appeals to so many - for weddings, for culture, for sport, for fun AND for photo opportunities! Whatever the reason, everyone is welcome and we look forward to opening our doors again when it is safe to do so!
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Has #lockdown inspired you to build your own castle? One of our 'Castle Fans' decided to build their own mini castle since they couldn't get inside #OurCommunityCastle for the time-being. Talk about #RaisingTheStandard.
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#museumcrush have really great articles. We are very aware that many of our followers are keen to trace their ancestry. This article might be an interesting read....
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One last glimpse of the lovely couple outside the Fog House at Braemar Castle!
Congratulations again!
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The beautiful photos of the bride and groom keep coming - the bride, Lettie, grew up in Braemar and has a strong attachment to the castle.
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Last week the castle had the honour of witnessing these magical moments. Congratulations to the happy couple - we wish you a lifetime of love, fun and joy!
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1 month ago
No matter the season, no matter the latest news update, no matter the weather - there is always colour to be found and a castle to be explored. #WednesdayMotivation @Braemarscastle https://t.co/9hRlUlFdMB Braemarscastle photo
1 month ago
The canon has a growth... #lockdownuk #heritagematters
Situated at the front door to the castle the canon has been treated to a plantatious growth! @Braemarscastle https://t.co/2ycPm7M5F6
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1 month ago
We are trying to find new ways of raising vital funds for the restoration of the castle - we already have an AmazonSmile account and can't believe it has taken us this long to activate our easyfundraising account.
1 month ago
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