• Welcome to Craigston

    They say an Englishman's home is his castle. Well, now a Scotsman's castle can be your home.

    Come and stay in Craigston Castle. Built by, and home to, the Urquhart family since 1604, Craigston is located on the north east coast of Scotland – considered by National Geographic to be one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world.

    Make yourself at homeStaying at Craigston
  • Very exclusive. Very inclusive.

    This beautiful stately home is set in acres of private park and woodland where fishing, shooting and other activities can easily be arranged – both on and off the estate.

    Come and experience the friendly, relaxed atmosphere created by the Urquhart family and make yourself at home in these historical surroundings.

    Have a look around . . .Gallery
  • Get married at Craigston

    The Estate is also a unique venue for weddings, dinners, corporate activities and other events, all hosted and arranged by the family.Plan your special day . . .Weddings & events
  • History, golf, whisky, nature.....

    Ideal for the casual and serious golfer, Craigston is close to the world famous Royal Aberdeen and Trump International courses. Many wonderful, less well known courses are within one hour's drive .Golf courses, Whisky trail, Castle trail, Dolphin watching . . .Things to do & places to visit

Opening times

  • In 2014 the castle is open to the public from Saturday 10th May to Sunday 25th May and again from Saturday 18th October to Sunday 27th October.
    Opening times are: 1pm - 4pm with guided tours leaving on the hour every hour (last tour at 3pm).

    Visits can also be arranged, by prior appointment, throughout the year.

    Accomodation is available year round - please contact us for availability.

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