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Braemar Castle

Door open days

19 September 2020

20 September 2020

Aberdeenshire

Virtually visit Braemar Castle, a tower house construction, was built in 1628, as a Highland Hunting Lodge for the Earl of Mar to 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 some of the 12 furnished rooms. Now operated by the local community, it has undergone essential repairs, and is now looking to further secure its future with its '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.

Digital Resources

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Castle.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Courtyard

Find out more about the Courtyard.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Dining Room

Take a virtual tour of the Dining Room.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Morning Room

Find out more about the history of this room.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Mrs Farquharson's Bedroom

Learn more about Mrs Farquharson.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Robert Louis Stevenson Room

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island whilst staying in Braemar.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Scale Models of Braemar Castle

Scale models depicting the evolution of the Castle through the ages.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Architect: John Erskine, Earl of Mar

Building Date: 1628

Address
  • Braemar Castle
  • Braemar
  • AB35 5XR