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

    thumb kenserviss

      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

    thumb UKLass09

      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
It's Monday - take a deep breath, reach for the coffee and find the beauty in everything and the positives in everyone!
#Motivation #Monday #Positives #Beauty
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
A valuable item was left on one of the picnic tables this evening. If it's yours, please personal message us on FB or send an email to info @braemarcastle.co.uk, identifying the item and brand.
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Have you been spiralling around the grounds?
We would love to see your photos of spirals, fun and creativity at Braemar Castle!
VisitAberdeenshire #RediscoverABDN
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
Today we should have been holding our flagship event and attempting to break a Guinness World Record, but sadly this has been postponed like so many events. We would have been dancing to break records and raise vital funds for our #RaisingTheStandard project. Luckily we have been able to re-schedule to this time next year! Keep the dates in your diary folks - events at Braemar Castle WILL return in 2021.
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
A slightly fuzzy photo, but we just had to share it!! Here is a smiling Simon cutting the grass.
#Smiles #Grass #OneManWentToMow
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Braemar Castle2 weeks ago
We have been overwhelmed by the kind support from everyone - the details have been slow in coming through for named persons who have donated. Once the details are available we shall be thanking you privately, but for now, here is a MASSIVE THANK YOU!!!

3 weeks ago
The stunning Braemar Castle shining through with thunder clouds in the background.
#VisitScotland #photography #Braemar #Highlands https://t.co/qS3dHdbfx9
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3 weeks ago
We should also mention that the gardens are looking #beautiful and is a safe open space for you to reflect on the meaning of life or have fun in our spirals!
3 weeks ago
It's a dogs life @Braemarscastle - our official first visitors on Wednesday for the grounds opening. #CutenessOverload https://t.co/P6qOkdFFZJ Braemarscastle photo
4 weeks ago
@Braemarscastle cautiously opens its gates tomorrow for the first time since lockdown. We have all precautions in place and welcome you to a safe, inspiring and open space at the foot of the #Cairngorms #ReadyToGo https://t.co/GmNY3T0s3l Braemarscastle photo
1 month ago
We are enormously grateful to @wolfsonfdn for the generous award of £80,000 towards the restoration of @Braemarscastle. Their far sighted approach allows awardees to spend the sums as required in this difficult time for the heritage sector! #ThankYou https://t.co/O8Vp4ostL1 Braemarscastle photo
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