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Craigievar Castle

A fairytale setting for a Scottish castle packed with history, armour and art

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: or telephone 01339 883635.

Facilities & access

  • Access to the castle may be difficult for people with limited mobility as there are stone steps leading into the castle and shop. 
  • Access to the upper floors is via steep, spiral stone stairs.
  • The shop is down four steps from the entrance lobby.
  • Lightweight folding seats are available on request.
  • Touch tours can be arranged – please telephone the castle in advance.
  • The gardens around the castle are accessible.
  • The woodland trails are on unsurfaced paths; the trails are very steep in sections and can be slippery in wet weather.

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.

There are two disabled parking spaces by the castle.

Coach parking

Dogs are allowed in the grounds but please keep them on a short lead in the vicinity of the castle and when close to fields with livestock.

Guided tour

There is no tearoom but hot drinks and pre-wrapped cakes can be purchased from the castle or kiosk in the grounds. 

Car parking is free for members. The Pay & Display car park is 300m from the castle. 

Bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds while admiring views of the castle.


Opening times

Castle (by guided tour only) & shop

Current period28 Oct–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–30 Sep, daily, 10.30–16.00 (last entry/tour 16.00) 1 Oct–25 Oct, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 (last entry/tour 15.00) 26 Oct–25 Mar 2021, closed

Current periodAll year, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50