Aberdeen City & Shire

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

One of Scotland’s largest tower houses, with an impressive portrait collection
View of Castle Fraser’s main entrance in autumn
  • Stand before one of the largest tower houses in Scotland.

  • Discover quirky features such as the Laird’s Lug, hidden trapdoors, secret staircases and a spy hole!

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

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

  • The Sounds of Fraser – our newly installed sound interpretation, based on historic research, adds background atmosphere to each room.

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Castle, tearoom and shop
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One adult family
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About this place

Stand before one of the largest tower houses in Scotland, with a core that dates from as early as 1450. Explore the grand hall and towers, discovering the colourful history of the Fraser lairds.

The traditional walled garden is vibrant throughout the seasons, with specimen trees, herbaceous borders and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. You can also enjoy some of the fresh produce in our recently refurbished courtyard tearoom.

The extensive parkland surrounding this fortified castle inspires imaginations of all ages. Two waymarked trails offer the chance to spot red squirrels, roe deer, buzzards and dragonflies.

Keep an eye on our regular events programme throughout the year at this atmospheric, family-friendly property.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award