Recommended by The Guardian


Craigston has been featured in The Guardian Lifestyle section: House party: 15 extraordinary UK holiday properties for a group vacation

We welcome many groups to Craigston for family gatherings, celebrations and special occasions and so we are delighted to be included in this special list.

At Craigston there is plenty of room inside and out where activities can be arranged and there are options for dining from self-catering to your own private chef. Exclusive use of the castle means our guests can relax and enjoy themselves and there is always a family member or friend on hand should you need anything.

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See more about bedrooms and reception rooms on our accommodation page.

There is also the North Lodge on the castle grounds to accommodate a few more guests.

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A recent review from one of our guests:

Kirsty Darwent Booked direct Craigston Castle July 2021

We had a wonderful week at the castle. We got together to celebrate my daughter’s graduation, which could not happen because of COVID, and we could not have chosen a better place to celebrate.

The whole experience was fabulous and we felt so at home. While the castle is really grand, we very quickly settled ourselves: we rather enjoyed getting a bit lost sometimes as we explored the rooms and found our favourites. The bedrooms are amazing and the beds are so comfortable.

Because we were celebrating, we had lots of meals together, and as chief cook, I really appreciated the great kitchen that was well equipped. The kitchen became the gathering place most evenings and we often ate at the big ‘servants’ table. We also used the dining rooms for formal dinners but we were not brave enough to use the dumb waiter!

The grounds are fabulous and we often wandered around. There are acres of privacy and amazing views of the castle. We held our own garden party on the front lawn and breakfasted most mornings in the rear garden, which was beautifully framed with rhododendrons.

Elisabetta met us on arrival and oriented us. She was super helpful and made us really welcome, then disappeared until we needed her. It could not have been a better arrangement and nothing was too much trouble. The trip to the library, which houses priceless family history and archives was a highlight for some of us and it was a delight to get access to this – pretty much the only area of the house that is not fully accessible when staying there.

Overall we had a wonderful time and could not recommend it highly enough – and we really hope to be able to visit again.