Jacobite Land Rover Safari
Saturday 25th July
300 years ago, the Earl of Mar called the Clans together at the beautiful Quoich water near Braemar, to plot rebellion and Uprising against King George I. In 2015, Braemar Castle recreates this event. See the Earl rally the clans to the haunting tunes of the pipes and then enjoy a barbecue in the beautiful scenery.
Sunday 26th July
Braemar Castle is famous for its connections to the Jacobite Uprisings, from the notorious Black Colonel to the ringleader of the 1715 Rising, Bobbin' Jock. Meet these historical characters, raise the Jacobite Standard, watch history come alive in the grounds of the Castle. Costumed fete, re-enactments, a living history camp, music, traditional food and games. Something for all the family.
WW1 Memorial Concert
Sunday 2nd August
It's 1915 and the laird of Braemar Castle is holding a concert to raise funds for the brave men fighting at the Front and to mark the first year of the War.
Schiaparelli Pink Day
Sunday 23rd August
Pink was the favourite colour of Frances Farquharson, first wife of the 16th laird of Invercauld and one of Deeside's first fashionistas, credited with 'bringing style to the Highlands'. Mrs Farquharson was fashion editor for Vogue magazine and was friends with the surrealist Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli worked closely with Salvador Dali, her great rival Coco Chanel called her 'that artist who makes clothes'. Schiaparelli created the colour 'shocking pink' and this colour can be seen all over the castle, from bathrooms, to curtains and ceilings. Dive into the castle's dressing up box, listen to some vintage 40s music and get in fashion!
Sunday 20th September
Edinburgh musicians Jennifer Logan and Margaret Donaldson provide the entertainment in the Dining Room with a witty and lighthearted programme of songs.
Previous events this year include:
Easter Sunday Fun Day
Sunday 5th April
Fun for all the family on Easter Sunday at Braemar Castle. Enjoy pancakes in the Drawing Room, take a tour and see our new exhibition and let the kids make some Easter themed Arts and Crafts.
Included in admission price.
Sunday 19th April
Fun for all the family when the gloriously gruesome characters of the past come to life! Explore the nasty past of Braemar Castle. Meet the speywife cooking potions in the kitchen, find out how the prisoner in the dungeon is going to be punished and lots more.
Included in admission price.
Murder Mystery Dinners
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May
Discover a murder in the Dining Room and contemplate whodunit over a three course meal. Braemar Castle is running its popular Murder Mystery Nights in May 2015. As a fantastic dinner party gets underway in the Dining Room, murder most foul is discovered! Everyone is now a suspect, and you must help the clueless police inspector catch the killer before the dessert is served. Three courses and 2 glasses of wine are included.
You Rang, Madam?
Sunday 28th June
Let us take you back in time to when the Farquharsons first took over Braemar Castle. The castle was a perfect holiday destination, but how did the servants prepare for guests and keep the castle sparkling clean, warm and comfortable? Maureen Kelly will guide us through the world of Upstairs and Downstairs and afternoon tea will be served in the Drawing Room.
Saturday 4th July
Join the Jacobites at Braemar Castle for an evening of food, wine and song. 300 years ago, the Earl of Mar joined the Jacobite cause to restore the king-in-exile to the throne, and plotted the 1715 Uprising here on Deeside. Enjoy dinner in the castle's Dining Room, where the fire will be blazing. An authentic 18th century menu will be served, and Jacobite era songs and music will be provided by local musicians.