Craigston Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5PX

Craigston – entrance

Getting here:

Craigston is located 35 miles (56 km) from Aberdeen (Dyce) airport on the northeast coast of Scotland, between Turriff and Banff.

By Car

Take the A947 from Aberdeen towards Banff. About a mile and a half after you go through Turriff you take a right hand turn on to the B9105 in the direction of Fraserburgh. After a few miles you will go through a series of sharp bends (with the small community of Fintry on your left-hand side) and then at the start of some woodland you will see the Craigston front lodge with some green gates on your right. Please go through the gate,  follow the road then go over the bridge, turn right, it will take you right to the castle.

By Air

Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, is connected to most airports in the UK, with London easily accessible by many different airlines (including BA, BMI and easyJet). As well as  this, 26 destinations in eight countries (including direct scheduled flights to Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, and Norway – soon also Latvia) fly into Dyce. From Dyce airport you can either choose to be picked up by us or rent a car. It takes about an hour to get door-to-door.

Craigston is also only 2 hours from Inverness  and its airport is under two hours drive away.

By Rail

Aberdeen can be reached by regular, direct trains from all over the UK, including the traditional East Coast Sleeper.  Hourly services run from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and ten daily trains from Inverness.

Find train tickets, fares and more at Trainline (thetrainline.com)

“We selected Craigston Castle to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our children and grandchildren. I cannot imagine a better selection. From the moment we saw the castle, through the trees, on our arrival we knew our stay would be memorable. Barbara and Betta met us at the front door and grave us the grand tour and history of the castle. Their responsiveness to our needs and requests was amazing and enhanced our stay. Whether playing hide and seek in the castle or exploring the trails and meadows in the surrounding forrest there was no need for electronic entertainment, much to our grandchildren’s surprise. The castle is perfectly located for exploring the Northeastern Highlands and coast. However, we opted to spend most of our time at the Craigston Castle. Truly , a once in a lifetime experience.”

Lee McCown, Autumn 2018