16th (Easter Sunday) Shake Hands with the Past - 12 to 4pm
Living history - The Earl of Mar, the Black Colonel, Princess Dolgorouki, Robert Louis Stevenson, Queen Victoria, Piccadilly Jim, Colonel Anne, all ready and waiting to show you round the Castle
Where can you bow before Queen Victoria, discuss Long John Silver with the author of Treasure Island, rub shoulders with a redcoat and win an Easter egg? As the community of Braemar celebrate 10 years of operating the Castle as a Visitor Attraction, on Easter Sunday, you are invited to meet the people who have created its story. Come and “Shake Hands with the Past” and meet the characters associated with the Castle’s long and colourful history.
It’s where Queen Victoria came to watch the Highland Games and take tea in the Drawing Room, redcoats used it as a barracks, the Jacobite Black Colonel set it on fire, Princess Alexis Dolgorouki brought Russian fashions and tastes to Deeside and Mrs Frances Farquharson, former editor of Harpers Bazaar, painted the loos Schiaparelli pink! Costume volunteers, who also represent the Castle’s new story of community operation, will be here to greet you with a story in each room.
Usual admission prices apply. Take your Easter egg to roll in the grounds, do the quiz, win an Easter egg, meet the cast of Castle characters
Meet the Castle characters, do the quiz and enjoy an Easter egg
12 to 4pm, Sunday 16th April
Wed 21st Creag Choinnich Hillrace
Thursday 22nd and Saturday 24th - Murder Mystery
Solve "Whodunnit" over a three course dinner
Sunday 23rd - Braemar Highland Fling
Celebrating 10 years of community operation. Pipe band, dog show, terrier racing, miniature train and country dancing
Saturday 12th - Princess Dolgorouki Dinner
Hosted by Princess Dolgorouki, fabulous tenant of Braemar Castle
Sunday 27th August
WWI Memorial Concert
Memories and songs from 1917
Saturday 28th - Hallowe'en
Hunt for the castle’s phantoms. Dare to be scared!