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Braemar Castle is a castle near Braemar in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. Image File history File links Grampian_Map_Braemar_Castle. ... Balmoral Castle, Scotland Castle has a history of scholarly debate surrounding its exact meaning. ... Braemar (Scottish Gaelic, Baile a Chaisteil Bhràigh Mhàrr) is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58 miles west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...

Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle

The first tower of Braemar Castle was constructed in 1628 by John Erskine, the 7th Earl of Mar to replace the older Kindrochit Castle. An important garrison during the Jacobite uprising, Braemar was attacked and burned by John Farquharson, the Black Colonel of Inverey in 1689, killing John Erskine. The castle was left in ruins until 1748 when it was leased to the government by Clan Farquharson of Invercauld, now to serve as a garrison for Hanoverian troops. In some rooms, graffiti left by the English soldiers can still be seen. Photograph of Braemar Castle This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Photograph of Braemar Castle This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... The Earldom of Mar is one of the ancient peerage titles of in the Peerage of Scotland. ... Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, wearing the Jacobite blue bonnet Jacobitism was (and, to a very limited extent, remains) the political movement dedicated to the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ... Events April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession - at October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war Adam Smith begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh Building of... Clan Farquharson of Invercauld is a Scottish clan which derives its name from Farquhar Shaw, 4th son of Alexander Ciar Mackintosh of Rothiemurchus, 5th Chief of the Clan Shaw, who settled in the Braes of Mar, the source of the River Dee. ... The adjective Hanoverian is used to describe British monarchs of the House of Hanover things relating to the Duchy of Hanover things relating to Hanover, Germany and it is a horse breed, see Hanoverian (horse) ... Graffiti (strictly, as singular, graffito, from the Italian — graffiti being the plural) is graphics applied without authorization to publicly viewable surfaces. ...


In 1797 the castle was returned to the Farquharson clan and its restoration for use as clan seat begun. The 12th Laird of Invercauld entertained Queen Victoria there while she attended the Braemar Gathering. 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Queen Victoria, see Queen Victoria (ship). ...


It is an L plan castle with a star-shaped curtain wall and three storey angle turrets. The main entrance to the castle retains an original iron yett. Glass curtain wall of the Bauhaus Dessau. ...


Among the antiques on display within the castle are a Bronze Age sword, the world's largest cairngorm crystal, a rare specimen of blue topaz and a piece of tartan plaid once worn by Bonnie Prince Charlie. The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Cairngorm is a variety of quartz crystal found in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. ... Topaz Colorless topaz, Minas Gerais, Brazil Topaz is a mineral, a nesosilicate of aluminium and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F,OH)2. ... Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Maria Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and was commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. ...


Today, the castle is regarded as the ancestral home of the Farquharson clan and is still owned and occupied by them. Areas of the main building including its dungeons are open to tourists all year round, and the castle chapel and dining room may be rented for weddings and small functions. The Ancestral Home (Dom Ojczysty) is a political party in Poland, founded after the elections. ... The dungeon of the Château de Loches in France A dungeon (or donjon) is Old French, sourced from the Latin dominus, a lord. ...


An interesting fact about the castle-If you play the first spiderman game on ps2 and swing around on the first level you will see a bill board with a castle on it. On closer inspection this castle looks very like braemar castle with a star shaped curtain wall and the same distinct towers.


External links

  • The Braemar Castle web site

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Braemar - LoveToKnow Watches (314 words)
BRAEMAR, a district in S.W. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, extending from Ballater in the E. to Glen Dee in the W., a distance of 24 m.
Castleton of Braemar is the foremost of the villages, being sometimes styled the capital of the Deeside Highlands.
The new castle built by the purchasers in 1720 was acquired at a later date by Farquharson of Invercauld, who gave government the use of it during the pacification of the Highlands after the battle of Culloden in 1746.
Famous Historic Scotish Castles (4097 words)
Castle Tioram's primary importance is as a principal stronghold of the Kingdom/Lordship of the Isles and seat of Clanranald for over 500 years from the late fourteenth century onwards.
Braemar Castle, near Braemar in the Grampian region of Scotland,was built in 1628 by John Erskine the 7th Earl of Mar to replace the older Kindrochit Castle.
Braemar Castle was an important garrison during the Jacobite uprising, and has been a centre of Jacobite resistance, used as a seat of Hanoverian authority after the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and later transformed by the Farquharsons of Invercauld into a residence of unusual charm.
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