Global honour for Scotland’s Highlands and Islands

“Scotland’s Highlands and Islands* have earned their place as one of the top must-see destinations in the world in 2019. Travel authority, Lonely Planet, has today (23 October) revealed that the regions have been listed amongst its top 10 ‘Best in Travel’ destinations for 2019 – the only Scottish destinations to be included. Described in the new guide as “one … Read More

Bobs Urquhart, aged 98.

The Urquhart family mourn the loss of Bobs Urquhart, the family matriarch who lived at Craigston from 1939-1995 and was William’s beloved grandmother. She died on Tuesday aged 98.

Short break at Craigston Castle review


We just finished a 4 night stay at Craigston Castle near Turriff in Scotland and couldn’t have had a better time. This is a Castle in every sense of the word. Amazing estate, winding staircases, secret rooms, ghost stories, grand rooms, turrets, everything you could imagine when staying in a castle. Adding to the magic of the castle is the … Read More

It is with great shock and profound sadness that we want to announce that Claus who has done so much for Craigston over the last few years died suddenly and unexpectedly last night. He is greatly missed by us all but memories of his larger than life personality and Joie de vivre will remain with us forever.       … Read More

40th Birthday party at Craigston

Party event at Craigston Castle Aberdeenshire Scotland

Wow what a weekend! Went for my brother-in-law’s 40th birthday and never wanted to leave. Craigstone Castle is an amazing place everything you could ever dream for a break in Scotland. A combination of the atmosphere of Outlander and Downton Abbey, Craigstone Castle surpasses all expectations.

Craigston documentary airs in Italy

A new documentary film about Craigston was shown on Italian TV recently, attracting nearly 1.8 million viewers. The film is about Craigston, past and present, and its owner William Urquhart – who lives in Italy. It shows the beautiful and dramatic landscape in which Craigston is set. The film is in Italian and will hopefully be translated into English and … Read More

Craigston from the air

Craigston aerial photograph 01

We are delighted to show you this aerial photograph of Craigston. You can see the font lawn, house, some of the rear garden, surrounding trees and field and the burn running down the right side of the photograph. We have more photos to show you over the coming weeks, including a view out to see. Thank you to C S … Read More

Article in The Scotsman – Craigston Pirate

How a pirate helped the Urquharts reclaim Craigston Castle – A pirate helped the Urquhart family regain ownership of Craigston Castle. Now its present custodians are keen to share this fascinating historic home.