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Aberdeen City & Shire

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

One of Scotland’s largest tower houses, with an impressive portrait collection

Planning your visit

Relax in the café where you can enjoy home baking, tasty soups and sandwiches.

The shop sells a range of gifts.

Car parking is available and free for members.

Coach parking is available 300m from the property.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds, but we ask that dogs are kept on the lead near the children’s play area and in the courtyard.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01330 833463.


See full accessibility information
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Pay & Display
Play area
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Castle (guided tours only Mon–Sat; open guiding Sun)
16 Dec–1 Mar 2019, closed 2 Mar–31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00–14.00 Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, Mon–Sat (guided tours): 10.00–16.00 (last tour 15.15); Sun (open guiding): 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.15) 2 Nov–15 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00–14.00 16 Dec–29 Feb 2020, closed Guided tours are subject to availability and we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.
Current periodAll year, daily, 10.00–16.00
Current periodAll year, daily
Gift shop
16 Dec–1 Mar 2019, closed 2 Mar–31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00–14.00 Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 2 Nov–15 Dec, Sat & Sun, 10.30-14.30 16 Dec–29 Feb 2020, closed
16 Dec–1 Mar 2019, closed 2 Mar–31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00–14.45 Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–15.45 (last lunch orders 14.00) 2 Nov–15 Dec, Sat & Sun, 10.30–15.45 (last lunch orders 14.00) 16 Dec–29 Feb 2020, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking is available near the front of the castle.
  • There is limited access to the castle courtyard due to gravel. However, wheelchair access to the ground floor of the castle and our tearoom can be provided via the front door by contacting 01330 833463.
  • There’s a digital screen in the reception area where visitors can look at the upper-floor rooms in more detail. 
  • The scented walled garden and adventure playground are accessible for wheelchairs.
  • There are accessible toilets in the courtyard near the shop and café.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.