Braemar Castle, operated by the local community since 2007, is currently undergoing a £1.6M restoration programme thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the amazing fundraising efforts of this very small community of just 500 folk.

Our “Raising the Standard” project has reharled the exterior of our currently, somewhat scruffy-looking, Castle and will also put in place an ambitious engagement and learning programme.  More information at

"Raising the Standard"

Braemar Castle is currently still under renovation.
Please check this website and follow us on social for updates regarding future opening dates and times.

In the meantime, we apologise that the gates are locked, this is for safety reasons  and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.


star rating  We just explored the ground when we visited but they were lovely and the castle looked so nice, was great to see and explore the surround

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31st October 2021

star rating  Great castle to see how people lived in the past. Beautiful furniture, swords, kitchen appliances and pictures

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16th August 2021