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  • Aberdeen’s Old Trams Exhibition

    Aberdeen’s Old Trams Exhibition

    Castle Fraser is delighted to welcome an exhibition from the Grampian Transport Museum based on the old trams of Aberdeen. Come along and see it in our exhibition room at the castle as part of your tour.

    The museum is based at Montgarrie Road, Alford and is a Living museum which follows the history of travel and transport in the North East of Scotland through dramatic displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations.

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

30 Jul
  • Castle: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Last Entry: 16.15
  • Shop: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Tearoom: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Last orders : 16.15
  • Garden: all year daily
  • Grounds: all year daily
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  • 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

5 day weather forecast

  • Wed 30/07 : Sunny 21°C 21°C 30/07
  • Thu 31/07 : Light rain shower 17°C 17°C 31/07
  • Fri 01/08 : Light rain shower 20°C 20°C 01/08
  • Sat 02/08 : Light rain shower 18°C 18°C 02/08
  • Sun 03/08 : Light rain shower 21°C 21°C 03/08