• One of the most spectacular Castles of Mar
    One of the most spectacular Castles of Mar© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Spiral stairs in the round tower
    Spiral stairs in the round tower© The National Trust for Scotland
  • A past jousting event at Castle Fraser
    A past jousting event at Castle Fraser© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The castle stands in 140 hectares of beautiful farmland
    The castle stands in 140 hectares of beautiful farmland© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The old walled garden
    The old walled garden© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The knights prepare for the Joust
    The knights prepare for the Joust© The National Trust for Scotland

Castle Fraser is an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and was the ancestral home of the Fraser family. As you venture through the castle and up to the round tower, with its panoramic views of the gardens and estate beyond, you get a sense of life from the medieval to the Victorian period.

Although the main castle was completed around 1636, there were several 18th and 19th-century alterations. To a large extent the story of Castle Fraser is the story of its lairds. It retains the atmosphere of the family home with portraits, furniture and mementos.

Highlights include the Great Hall dating back to the 1400s, a library filled with family books, and the grand Worked Room featuring 18th-century embroideries. The estate has two easily followed trails taking you through a mixture of parkland, farmland and woodland, opening out to give views of Bennachie. 


Castle Fraser Guidebook

Castle Fraser Guidebook

Built between 1575 and 1636, the family seat of the Frasers was intended to be a statement of strength to any would-be detractors. The castle contains many Fraser family portraits, including one by Raeburn, and fine 19th century …

Castle Fraser Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

23 Oct
  • Castle: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last Entry: 16.15
  • Shop: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Tearoom: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last orders : 16.15
  • Garden: all year daily
  • Grounds: all year daily
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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