15 September 2019 (10.00am - 5.00pm)
Braemar Castle, a tower house construction, was built in 1628, as a Highland Hunting Lodge for the Earl of Marto replace the crumbling Kindrochit Castle. Burned in 1689 during the first Jacobite Uprising, it was subsequently restored as a garrison for Hanoverian soldiers in 1748. For the past 200 years it has been home to the Chiefs of Clan Farquharson, as well as a number of fascinating tenants. This interesting history offers many tales to tell as you tour the 12 furnished rooms. Now operated by the local community, it has undergone essential repairs, and is now looking to further secure it's future with it's 'Raising the Standard' project to reharl the castle, along with other vital improvements. The castle is a 5 Storey, L Plan structure with a star shaped curtain wall. It is prominently situated on a raised mound on the south side of the River Dee and can be seen as you come into Braemar from the east.
Architect: John Erskine, Earl of Mar
Building Date: 1628
"Forces and Foes" exhibition, Braemar Castle's military history