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Craigievar Castle

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

Things to do

SELF-GUIDED TRAILS

There are two waymarked trails around the castle grounds with a wide variety of plants and animals to see.

GUIDED TOURS

Access to the castle is via guided tours only. These last 40–50 minutes, run approximately every 30 minutes and are limited to 10 people per tour.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

There are two quizzes that can be done inside the castle. One is aimed at children aged 5 and under; the other is for children aged 6 and over.

There is also a quiz to complete in the grounds, with versions aimed at children aged between 4–14 years.

Walks here

Hill Trail

Hill Trail

Difficulty
Easy/Moderate – there are some hills, unsurfaced paths and steep sections.
Time
1 - 1.5 hours
Distance
2 miles (3.2km)
Facilities
Parking; Toilets; Shop; Picnic facilities; Dogs welcome but must be kept under control at all times
Woodland Trail

Woodland Trail

Difficulty
Easy/Moderate – there are some hills and unsurfaced paths.
Time
30-45 minutes
Distance
¾ mile (1.2km)
Facilities
Parking; Toilets; Shop; Picnic facilities; Dogs welcome but must be kept under control at all times

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

NTS Trail App