Braemar Castle

Built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar, the castle was forfeited to the crown after the Jacobean uprising.  The building then was sadly left to ruin until it was leased to the Government for an annual fee of £14 to serve as a garrison for Hanoverian troops.  In 1831 the troops withdrew and under the 12th Lord of Invercauld it was restored to a family home.  Queen Victoria was entertained here whilst enjoying the Braemar Gathering held in the grounds of the Castle.