I first visited the lovely little castle at Braemar about 14 years ago. Since that time, for a number of reasons the castle had to close to the public, and remained closed for many years.
In recent years the people of Braemar decided to rescue the castle and have obtained the lease for the next 50 years. A few years have passed, but after a lot of hard work the castle re-opened to the public on the 3 May. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit it on the Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK.
The volunteers have done a wonderful job, working on the grounds as well as the castle, many of the rooms have been refurbished very sympathetically, and a benefactor purchased and donated much of the castle’s original furniture back to the castle. There is still much to be done, so why not visit and your entry money will help.
You can click here for news and updates regarding Braemar Castle. Makes me feel very fortunate for what we have at Fraser.
Image copyright Alison Lodge 2008