Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle is a historic house, perched on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. It’s been witness to many events throughout its 800-year lifespan and today it’s still being used for a variety of purposes: as a private residence, corporate event venue, and wedding venue.

In this post we will explore everything this beautiful building has to offer – take a look!

“Braemar Castle” is written by Chris Doherty. Copyright: “Chris Doherty / Dornob”.

Published: July 10, 2016.

Braemar Castle is a historic house, perched on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. It’s been witness to many events throughout its 800-year lifespan and today it’s still being used for a variety of purposes: as a private residence, corporate event venue, and wedding venue.

In this post we will explore everything this beautiful building has to offer – take a look!

Where?

Braemar Castle is located in Braemar, Scotland – about 45 minutes driving from both Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The building occupies a unique spot, situated on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. The nearest village, Aboyne, is about three miles away from the castle.

When?

The oldest part of Braemar Castle dates back to 1360 and was built by John Comyn, also known as “the Black”. It was remodeled in 1594 for George Gordon, the fourth Earl of Huntly – one of the most powerful men in Scotland at that time. Today, it’s owned by Lord Aberdeenshire and his wife; they have opened up their private home to visitors.

Braemar Castle stands on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. It is a popular wedding venue.

Facilities & Capacity

The castle can accommodate up to 120 people for a variety of events; it’s been used for corporate events, weddings, parties, and even film shoots (more details about these in a bit). The grand Main Hall is available for hire and you can cater for your guests in the Private Dining Room. To request more information about this beauty or check availability, just click here .

What?

The house gives you lots of options as to what sort of event you would like to host there.

If you enjoyed this article you might also like to read about Aboyne Castle and Kildrummy Castle

Amy Green

Hi, my name is Amy and I am a UK based teacher and blogger. I spent most of my childhood summers exploring castles of England and Wales, and most of my adulthood teaching humanities in Secondary schools. I love visiting and learning about Norman and Medieval Castles.

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