Craigston Castle Borrowers’ Register

The Library at Craigston Castle

Craigston Castle Borrowers’ Register The loans register from Craigston is to be included in Books and Borrowing: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers’ Registers, 1750-1850 In the late eighteenth century, the enlightened lairds of Craigston made their collection available to friends and acquaintances from the surrounding area. The register covers the years from the late 1760s to the early 1820s, and … Read More


At Craigston Castle the well-being of all our visitors and staff is our number one priority. That’s why, we have taken the decision to temporarily close the venue from today, 17th March 2020. We will continue to update our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding, stay safe.

Loss of the old bridge

A serious flash flooding event on the 28th of Sept caused a lot of disruption in the area around Craigston with large damages suffered by many people, particularly farmers who lost animals, crops and buildings. Lots of bridges were damaged, and roads around the area became impassable (Craigston was practically cut off) with impact on traffic and commercial activities. The … Read More

Craigston Castle Revisited – Summer 2019

Craigston Castle Front Self-catering Luxury Scotland 4

A story of revisting Craigston some 60 years on, from our recent guest George Merson: In July I travelled to Aberdeenshire to rediscover my Scottish roots, a long overdue trip I’d promised myself for many years. One of my top priorities was a visit to Craigston Castle which I’d previously arranged with William, the owner, and his house manager, Elisabetta. … Read More

The Banffshire coast

Banffshire Coast Video

A selection of the coastal villages in this beautiful part of the world in this inspiring video by SB Media Scotland. Enjoy! The Banffshire coast, a selection of the coastal villages in this beautiful part of the world. Enjoy Feel free to share 🙂 Posted by SB Media Scotland on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Global honour for Scotland’s Highlands and Islands

Craigston Castle - Lonely Planet Honour

“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