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 email@example.com for more details.
And our 2021 fundraising Castle Calendar captures some of the sensational scenery - and is now on sale
And - do save your best photos for our 2022 Calendar competition
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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