• 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.

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  • 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

“Visiting Craigston Castle with a party of 10 colleagues from Sweden, we enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and wonderful hospitality of our hosts … – always there for us whenever we needed anything or had any questions what so ever!

The grounds were lush and perfect for jogging. It was wonderfully peaceful and quiet, with one of us spotting no less than 30 different breeds of birds during a morning stroll.

The Castle was tidy and clean, the facilities were in perfect order, the kitchen was impeccably maintained and fully functioning. In short: Everything we needed was within reach!

We warmly recommend anyone considering a getaway to the Highlands or planning a conference for the office team to choose Craigston, as it is idyllic, both from location and facility point of view!

Thank You so much, Barbara and Elisabetta, for your hospitality and care!”

Katariina 18/06/18

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Opening times

  • In 2018 the castle will be open to the public 5th–24th May, again 1–3rd June and then again 28th–29th September and throughout 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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