• 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.....

    Scotland is the famous home of golf and here in the northeast are over 70 courses to choose from, ranging from the grand to the picturesque. Most are within a 45 minute drive, including nearby Royal Aberdeen, Fraserburgh and Trump International which rank among some of the best courses in Scotland. Follow the Whisky Trail, walk, ride, explore ... there is so much to do here on and off the estate.Golf courses, Whisky trail, Castle trail, Dolphin watching . . .Things to do & places to visit

“What an amazing place! We spent a wonderful week here with friends and children and didn’t stop pinching ourselves to see if we were dreaming. Visiting Craigston is like stepping into the pages of a wonderful novel – the castle is beautiful yet homely and cosy, while every corner is crammed with extraordinary art, fabulous carvings and hundreds of years of history. Klaus and Barbara are sparkling hosts, they made us laugh and enthralled us with stories of their travels and the history of Craigston. We cannot recommend this highly enough as a great holiday for all of the family. Thank you everyone at Craigston for an unforgettable week.”

Ana Paula Lloyd 13/07/15

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Opening times

  • In 2016 the castle is open to the public 16th–24th April and 8th–23rd October and through out the year by appointment.

    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 – please contact us.

    Accommodation is available year round – please check here for availability.

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