Attraction in Braemar
Braemar Castle has been the ancestral home of the Clan Farquharson for over 200 years.
This fairy-tale Castle has seen its share of troubles over the years since it was built in 1628. The "Black" Colonel of Inverey, the enemy clan leader, attacked and burned the Castle in 1689 and after being rebuilt the L-shaped Castle with its remarkable star-shaped defensive curtain was garrisoned by Hanoverian troops for some 60 years after the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. In some of the rooms you can see the "graffiti" of the English soldiers.
Nowadays, the Castle is peaceful and attracts thousands of visitors each year to see the impressive selection of furnished rooms covering decades of the Farquharson history. The crenellated towers with the central granite staircase lead you to the rooms with their beautiful displays of furniture, china, mementoes and objects d'art. There is also a massive iron yett and a pit dungeon where prisoners awaited their fate.
Nearest Train Station: Perth or Aberdeen
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Nearest UK Airport: Dyce Airport, Aberdeen
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1339 741 600
Months Open: Easter/1 Apr - Oct 31
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: BC or CA McCudden
Admission Price: £3.00
Gift Shop: Yes
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