Braemar Castle

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Braemar Castle, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XR

    A 17th century castle with a colourful past and an exciting future. Built by the Earl of Mar in 1628, it has been hunting lodge, fortress, garrison and family home.

    Set amid the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, the building boasts impressive castellated turrets and a star-shaped curtain wall and bottle-necked dungeon.

    The castle is an L-shaped tower house with an unusual right winding spiral stone staircase leading to three floors of furnished rooms.  There is  a grand dining room and gracious drawing room as well as Victorian bathrooms and delightful morning room. With 12 rooms on show there is plenty to see and discover in this compact castle. 

    Local volunteers guide visitors around the castle giving insights into the lives of the Farquharson family, the clan Chief, Captain Alwyne Farquharson, and the wealthy families who have used the castle as their ‘holiday cottage’.

    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    April, May June, Oct – 11 to 3, Sat and Sun
    July, August, Sept – 10 to 4, Sat, Sun and Wed (not last 2 weeks in Sept)
    First 3 weeks in August open 6 days (closed Mon)

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult Ticket £6.00 per ticket
    Child Ticket £3.00 per ticket
    Concessionary Ticket £5.00 per ticket
    Family Ticket £14.00 per ticket
    Friends of Braemar Castle Free
    Season Ticket £10.00 per ticket

    Adult: £6.00
    Concession : £5.00
    Child £3.00
    Family: £14
    Season Ticke

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Location

    • Village Location
    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Children Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony

    Road Directions

    If travelling from the south, carry straight on past the village, past the Invercauld Arms Hotel on the right and out of the village continuing on the A93. The Castle is situated a quarter of a mile along this road on the left hand side. The car par is before the castle, also on the left, and is situated just beyond the graveyard.
    If travelling from the east on the A93, the castle is situated a quarter of a mile before the village and is well signposted. The car park is slightly beyond the castle entrance on the right hand side.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Braemar Tourist Information Centre turn right and cross the bridge. Follow the road through the village, past the Mountain Shop on the left, and at the junction turn left onto the A93. The Castle is situated a quarter of a mile along this road on the left hand side

    Getting there by railway:- There are no direct rail links to Braemar. The nearest railway station is in Aberdeen. If travelling on from Aberdeen take the A93 for Braemar. The castle is situated a quarter of a mile before the village and is well signposted. The car park is slightly beyond the castle entrance on the right hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airport is Aberdeen. If travelling on from Aberdeen take the A93 for Braemar. The castle is situated a quarter of a mile before the village and is well signposted. The car park is slightly beyond the castle entrance on the right hand side.

    Getting there by ferry:- The nearest Ferry port is Aberdeen. If travelling on from Aberdeen take the A93 for Braemar. The castle is situated a quarter of a mile before the village and is well signposted. The car park is slightly beyond the castle entrance on the right hand side.

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