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Craigston Castle Reviews

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Charles Kimbell Booked direct Craigston Castle October 2019

I organised a driving holiday round Scotland for my Father’s 75th Birthday. To round off our trip I organised a nights stay in Craigston Castle. From the first contact with Elisabetta the property manager I was made to feel welcome and none of my many requests were too difficult. Elisabetta helped me organise a stunning Black tie dinner catered by the Fife arms and an archery competition in the grounds of the castle. Rounding off a fine evening with a whiskey in the grand drawing room the whole event was truly special and memorable. The Castle is simply stunning. Makes sure to request a trip to the roof to see the views. It’s obviously ancient but still manages to be warm, homely and comforting. I could not recommend a stay at Craigston more highly.

Doris, Austria Craigston Castle August 2019

This summer we stayed for 5 nights at Craigston Castle with friends. It is a magical historical place with authentic interiors, beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The castle is situated in a very scenic and peaceful part of Scotland and ideal for friends or family reunions. The location is perfect for short excursions and hikes in the surroundings including Whiskey distilleries.

Elisabetta and William are incredibly welcoming and helpful hosts who took excellent care and made us immediately feel at home. The children particularly enjoyed playing hide and seek in the enchanted rooms and playing soccer on the big lawn in front of the castle.

Our teenage children and us did not want to leave and hope to come back next year.

Anon Booked direct Craigston Castle July 2019

Couldn't have wished for more. Very simple and straightforward to book, with good communication beforehand and swift return of deposit following our departure.

Outstanding holiday castle rental with exceptional service from Elisabetta at Craigston Castle who went out of her way to ensure we were well looked after. When we mentioned that several people in our group played the piano she even went so far as to ensure the lovely grand piano in the drawing room was tuned just before we arrived, especially for our visit. Staying at the castle with its rich heritage and history was a rare privilege for us and worth every penny. We couldn't have wished for a more memorable and inspiring holiday.

North Lodge Reviews

North Lodge self catering cottage review

Kaja Kotnarowska Booked direct The North Lodge October 2020

We stayed in a cottage. We loved it from the time when we arrived 😍kids love the space we love the space. Cottage its perfect for family 😍would definitely recommend to people and with massive pleasure will back there any time!!!!! 100%!!!!! Perfect place perfect area 😊😊😊😊😊thank u very very much 😊

Hunter party Booked direct The North Lodge August 2020

This cottage is the ideal place for exploring the north east coast of Scotland. We had absolutely amazing weather which was a great starter for any holiday. The castle and estate are also fantastic for woodland walks and Elisabetta was so welcoming and gave us a tour of inside the castle. I would recommend this cottage very highly and cant wait to return again.

David Booked direct The North Lodge July 2020

A great house with a fully enclosed large sunny garden, with direct access to trails through the castle grounds. Ideal if you have dogs. Everything was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was a nice touch. Good location for touring in the north east of Scotland. Elisabetta, as a host, was always available.

Ward party Booked direct The North Lodge July 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in North Lodge and would definitely plan to return in the future. The house is spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen is well-equipped. It was also a pleasure to spend time relaxing in the delightful garden. We very much appreciated being able to go for walks in the extensive Craigston estate. Elisabetta was an excellent hostess. She gave us a very warm welcome and provided us with a lot of useful information and helpful suggestions.

Ian Booked direct The North Lodge March 2020

Warmly welcomed as guests, including our small dog and everything worked fine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and explored a wide area by car, in spite of the several changes in weather.

Gordon party Booked direct The North Lodge August 2019

Our week there was great. All Covid procedures were safely observed. We had great walks around the castle estate and drove up along the North shore. We will be back!

Facebook reviews

  • positive review  Lovely furnishings, excellent location and the owners were wonderfully accommodating.

    thumb Ellen Flaherty
  • positive review  We had a fantastic stay at the Craigston Castle in Scotland to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. Elisabetta is a fantastic hostess and the sixteenth century castle is resplendent with art, history, gorgeous architecture and woods. The hostess also help organize an on site whiskey tasting which was fabulous. The kids and adults has a wonderful time exploring the castle and grounds and visiting the many historic and scenic parts of Scotland and culture! Highly highly recommend this!

    thumb Divyasmita Ghatak
  • positive review  Warm-hearted hospitality in an authentic and idyllic location. From the moment you enter the Castle you are transported back in time and greated by the lovely Elisabetta who made us feel like castle owners for a weekend. We rented Cragiston Castle for a group of 10 friends that wanted to experience the Scottish atmosphere and traditional activities but got much more than we bargained for. The lovely surroundings of the castle are perfect for jogging and exploration and the local pub is full of stories. Here you will find something for everyone and it is the perfect getaway. We are truly indebted to William for opening up this house for others, Elisabettas hospitality and of course to the chef, Nelson, who made our stay most welcome and we certainly look forward to returning again in the not too distant future.

    thumb Nicklas Hellborg
  • positive review  We had the most fabulous tour around the castle. The history of the place, told to us by Elisabetta, is just so interesting. Amazing day there and would do it all again!

    thumb Carole Catto
  • positive review  I couldn't recommend Craigston Castle enough this amazing place with amazing staff, Betta is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, so helpful, always smiling I feel like I've known her forever, our wedding on the 18th May was amazing like a true fairytale means a lot to us to get married in such a beautiful local place. Thank you again.

    thumb Sarah Mathers
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Google reviews

  • 5 star review  Marvelous Castle with kind and welcoming hosts. We're able to visit that spectacular place and get to know more about history of the place. Definitely worth visiting by every traveller.

    thumb ziqex
  • 5 star review  Craigston is a old Castle/Home in Scotland. Visitor numbers seem quite low which makes the tour a lot more interesting as you have more time to visit and ask questions. The host is very knowledgeable. The Castle is mostly fully open with some parts not safe to enter. You can rent the Castle to spend a week in it if you like. The history is quite interesting and the quite charming. The surrounding grounds are worth a walk. The site can be a bit difficult to find but you need to follow the signs. Well worth going out of your way.

    thumb Brian U
  • 5 star review  This beautiful 1604 castle has so much to see. Well worth the visit

    thumb peter gibbon
  • 5 star review  Brilliant grounds for Rodney the dog...very relaxing

    thumb jane forshaw
  • 5 star review  Fantastic place for a getaway in Aberdeenshire. Stunning location.

    thumb Jim Ball
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