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Braemar Castle

  • Braemar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Braemar Castle is an awesome looking place where you can enjoy a guided tour, learning about colourful characters, villains and ghosts, and Jacobites and their fashions. Ask your guide about the “Black Colonel” and his fellow phantoms!
The place started as a hunting lodge but ended up being associated with three uprisings, being burned and then as a garrison for Hanoverian soldiers to stop anyone breaking the law, carrying weapons or even wearing tartan!
There are hidden teddy bears to hunt for as you travel through the different rooms and find out about the history of the castle from the friendly local guides.
There are seven floors, linked by a steep spiral stone staircase, which might not be suitable for those who have difficulty with mobility. There is a level courtyard and garden, plus an exhibition in a cabin to view.
Check online to see the events that are held during the year, which have included ‘Living History' Days, Kilted walks and a spooky Hallowe'en evening for the family.

Opening hours

1st April  - June 201710:00-17:00 Wednesday-Sunday

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

July & August 2017

Monday to Sunday 10:00 -17:00

September & October 2017

10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday-Sunday

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Last Entry

The last entry time is 30 minutes before closing time. 


Adults: £8.00

Concessions: £7.00

Family: £18.00, Kids: £4.00

Under 5's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XR, Scotland

Phone number

01339 741219



Click here to visit Braemar Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Braemar Castle has not told us about their dining options.

No, Braemar Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Braemar Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Braemar Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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