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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

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

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: castlefraser@nts.org.uk or telephone 01330 833463.

Facilities & access

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.

Disabled parking is available near the front of the castle.

There are accessible toilets in the courtyard near the shop and café.

Buggy access

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

Children’s activities

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.

Car parking is available and is free for members.

Picnics
Play area
Self-guided trail

The shop sells a range of gifts.

Toilet
Walks
  • 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.

Opening times

Castle

Guided tours are subject to availability and we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

16 Dec–31 Jan 2020, closed 1 Feb–19 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00, 12.00 and 13.00 (guided tours only) Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–1 Nov, Mon–Sat (hourly guided tours): 10.15–15.15; Sun (open guiding): 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.15) 2 Nov–13 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00, 12.00 and 13.00 (guided tours only) 14 Dec–5 Feb 2021, closed
Garden

Current periodAll year, daily, 10.00–16.00
Grounds

Current periodAll year, daily, dawn–dusk
Shop

16 Dec–31 Jan 2020, closed 1 Feb–19 Mar, Sat & Sun, 10.30–14.15 Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–1 Nov, daily, 10.00–16.00 2 Nov–13 Dec, Sat & Sun, 10.30–14.15 14 Dec–5 Feb 2021, closed
Tearoom

16 Dec–31 Jan 2020, closed 1 Feb–19 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–1 Nov, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last lunch order 14.00) 2 Nov–13 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 14 Dec–5 Feb 2021, closed

Entry prices

Adult
£14.50
Concession
£11.00
Family
£33.00
One adult family
£27.50
Young Scot
£1.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50