Enjoy a guided tour of 12 furnished rooms. Ghosts and villains, Jacobites and high fashion, the story begins in 1628 when the Earl of Mar built Mar Castle as his Highland hunting lodge. Associated with all 3 Jacobite uprisings, the castle was burned by the infamous Jacobite, the Black Colonel, and was the base for the Earl of Mar as he planned the 1715 uprising. After the 1745 rebellion, it was a garrison for Hanoverian soldiers stationed there to make sure that no-one dared break the law and wear tartan or carry weapons. In the 20th century, the castle was home to American fashion journalist, Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and wife of the Chief of Clan Farquharson, who decorated the rooms in her signature Schiaparelli pink.
Weekends, 7th April until end October. 10am until 4 pm (last tour 3.45).
Also Wednesdays July and August and 5th and 12th Sept.
Groups of 10 and over - other times by arrangement.
Adult £6 Concession £5
Child £3 Family £14