Places to visit

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

Imposing and atmospheric Scottish castle full of stories

  • Stand before one of the largest tower houses in the land.

  • Discover quirky features such the Laird’s Lug, a chamber hidden above the Great Hall so the laird could eavesdrop on his visitors!

  • Admire fascinating family treasures and portraits, including a Raeburn. 

  • Venture up to the top of the round tower for incredible views.

  • Explore the beautiful walled garden, returned to its 18th-century appearance.

With a core that possibly dates back to the 1450s, Castle Fraser is a fabulous place to soak up the atmosphere of old Scotland. Later additions made the building into a huge fortified structure, one of the largest tower houses in the country.

Home of the Fraser family for more than 400 years, the castle is filled with family portraits, ornaments and mementos – all of which have their own colourful stories to tell about the lairds. The long history even includes a few spooky ghost stories …