Welcome to Braemar

Braemar Castle open Easter to end of October

Braemar Castle opens for 2017 season on 1st April 

Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests which contain abundant wildlife. The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out.

Looking for a log cabin, cosy B&B, camping site or friendly hostel? Then check all the accommodation options here



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We have started celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Braemar Castle being run by our community! Lots more events coming up during the season ☺ ...

Great day yesterday entertaining the Press to tea and scones in the Drawing Room - just like Queen Victoria did 170 years ago. hopefully lots of good coverage and some great pics to advertise our "Shake Hands with the Past" from noon to 4pm on Easter Sunday. We'll also have a character quiz with Easter Egg prizes. Where else can you get up close and personal with the Earl of Mar, Queen Victoria, the Black Colonel, Princess Dolgorouki and Robert Louis Stevenson to name but a few of the historical characters invading the Castle on !6th April!

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Upcoming events

April 16, 2017
  • Braemar Castle - Shake hands with the past
    12:00 pm4:00 pm, April 16, 2017
    Braemar Castle, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5XR, UK

    Easter Sunday Living history - Meet 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. Quiz and Easter eggs.

June 21, 2017
  • Creag Choinnich Hill Race
    7:00 pm9:00 pm, June 21, 2017
    Braemar Castle, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5XR, UK

    Race up Creag Choinnich from the castle followed by refreshments in the Drawing room.
    Entries at www.entrycentral.com/creag-choinnich