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Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

Sauchen AB51 7LD, Scotland
+44 1330 833463
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From the striking simplicity of the medieval Great Hall to the well-stocked library and Victorian bedrooms, a tour of the castle gives a sense of walking through history. Each laird stamped his personality on the family seat, from the various ways of spying on those in the Great Hall to trophies gathered on global adventures. The panoramic views from the top of the round tower are spectacular, revealing the courtyard, gardens and estate beyond, ready to be explored. The distinctive peaks of Bennachie can be seen in the distance. The traditional walled garden includes specimen trees, herbaceous borders, a medicinal border and organically grown fruit and vegetables. There are two waymarked walks on the estate that offer magnificent views of the local area.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sauchen AB51 7LD, Scotland
+44 1330 833463
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tearoom excellent food and service with a smile. Very good value. Good choice for light lunch. Definitely worth it.

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very nice castle to visit without the crowds. Interesting rooms and family history. You also get to climb to the highest part of the castle. Didnt get to see much of the walled garden as it poured with rain. Also has a...More

Thank Lino L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely grounds however the castle pricing is ridiculous, very expensive so we didn't actually go into the castle as refused to pay the pricing.

Thank ag1712x
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited Castle Fraser before but was keen to see the Mappa Mundi which is now displayed there----I think.. As I approached the castle the sign said Castle Closed. No signs up at the car park where people were putting in money, no warning...More

Thank mcdonald386
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here! Went with our 4 year old & 8 month old. Thought ahead & took the baby carrier and reception were happy to let us leave pushchair. Climb up to the tower is worth the views. Lovely tea room with selection of...More

Thank Soozy79
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have often been in the grounds but never ventured in to the castle before. A visit from London friends prompted me to try it. We paid £10.50 per adult and concession was £750 and it was fantastic value. There are 23 rooms to visit...More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this castle the best of the 4 we visited . The family history and pictures of modifications were fascinating. The courtyard was very nice too. They hold weddings her by the way!

Thank david h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely fairytale castle that let you view on your own with plenty of information cards in each room. The fabulous views from the tower are just amazing. Castle Fraser is worth a visit not to be missed.

Thank lizbingham55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle, magnificent estate with beautiful views of it from all 7 floors. Inappropriate for people with poor balance or those unable to climb steep stairs (they can remain on the ground floor and observe from outside). Great tearoom. Helpful map of Scotland locations for...More

Thank BGivner
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Yet another great castle to visit filled with its own set of unique history. Many links to the failed efforts at the Battle of Culloden, Robert the Bruce, etc.. Very nice tour and very nice garden - always fascinating to try to imagine how everything...More

Thank jimmclendon
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