Welcome To

Braemar Castle

Our Community Castle, the home of Hunting, Building, Jacobite Risings and Burnings!

Our

COMMUNITY CASTLE

In 2007, when Braemar Castle was at risk of losing its unique collection and closing permanently, the local community stepped in to rescue the building and its contents with funding from a generous benefactor. The Castle was leased to the community and is now run by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff. In 2019, the community began a new £1.6m project to conserve the Castle, re-develop its grounds and deliver an exciting and innovative community activity programme for volunteering, learning and wellbeing called Raising the Standard.

Take a journey with us into living history and learn how the castle transformed from a redcoat garrison to a high society retreat with Royal connections and a host of colourful characters.

Visit Braemar Castle

How To

FIND US
By Bus
Walking & Cycling
By Car
Braemar Castle is situated on the A93 and is serviced by the 201 Stagecoach Bus route from Aberdeen Bus Station. The journey takes approximately 2hrs 15mins.
Find Us On Google Maps

Enjoy Our

DIGITAL GUIDE
Enjoy more ways to connect with Braemar Castle with our new digital guide available on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Explore our interactive map, take a room-by-room tour, enjoy a deep dive into our collection, listen to new audio commentary about the castle and its history, and much more.
Download our guide

Accessing

BRAEMAR CASTLE
Getting around the castle and grounds
WiFi
Toilets
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When To

Visit Us
Opening 2nd May 2024, please follow us on social media for our latest news.
Grounds
Open all year round 7 Days a week
Castle
January
Closed
Feburary
Closed
March
Closed
April
Closed
May
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
June
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
July
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
August
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
September
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
October
Open Thursday to Sunday
11am-4pm (last tour at 3pm)
November
Closed
December
Closed
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Venue Hire

Set in the stunning landscape of the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar Castle is a spectacular venue for weddings, events, filming and photoshoots.
Contact us for more information

Get Involved

CONNECT & VOLUNTEER
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Braemar Castle would like to thank Amy Muir, Mark Purmal, Clive Hodgetts, and
James Heasman
for generously volunteering to photograph the castle after it's renovations. The wonderful photographs and videos you see on this website are thanks to them, so please do take a look at their other amazing work.

Our Recent Transformation

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