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Braemar Castle

A striking 17th century castle open to the public during the summer months.

Hear stories of the colourful characters associated with the castle, find out how Clan Farquharson began and discover the part played by Braemar Castle in the story of Scotland. Only 9 miles from Balmoral Castle, take time to visit both and enjoy the different experience each has to offer. The castles are situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, on the Victorian Heritage and Castle Trails, amid spectacular mountain scenery. Enjoy walking, cycling, climbing and fishing or a round of golf at Scotland's highest course. Look out for red deer, red squirrels, golden eagles and, if you’re very lucky, the elusive capercaillie.

Opening Times

April, May June, Oct – 11 to 3, Sat and Sun

July, August, Sept – 10 to 4, Sat, Sun and Wed (not last 2 Weds in Sept)

First 3 weeks in August  open 6 days (closed Mon)

We are closed on the day of the Braemar Gathering, Sat 7th Sept, but open
on Fri 6th and Sun 8th

Our guided tours last 45 mins to 1 hour. (Last admission and tour 15 mins before closing)

Contact Phone Number

013397 412 19
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Travel Directions to Braemar Castle

Travel Directions

By Car: Braemar Castle is situated a quarter of a mile east of Braemar on a sweeping bend on the A93.  As you approach the village from the Aberdeen direction, the car park is beyond the castle.  Approaching from Perth, travel past the village heading for Aberdeen, the car park is just beyond the graveyard, before the castle.

The castle is a pleasant walk from the centre of the village .  A stroll past the Invercauld Arms Hotel (the 1715 Jacobite uprising began here) and past the graveyard where the oldest Jacobite and generations of the Farquharson family are buried, takes you to the entrance to the Castle.

By Bus:  A  regular bus service (201) runs between Aberdeen and Braemar (59 miles) or arrive in style on the new (2013) open-top service (200) which runs between Braemar and Glenmuick at weekends during May and June, and daily thorughout the school holidays.

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