Events 2017



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

Edwardian 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!