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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 3 days ago

This was an excellent way of using up a couple hours at the weekend, good tour with lots of history. Beautifully kept grounds. I would recommend phoning up prior to going to see if there is a wedding on, as there was when we went...More

Thank Duncan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed half a day touring the Castle and the grounds and had some excellent refreshments in the Tea Room which were of a very high standard and reasonably priced

Thank ballaterach2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We travelled to Castle Fraser on a Friday morning, and made a beeline for the coffee shop. Despite it being exceptionally busy due to an American bus party, we were quickly served and loved their blueberry scones. We then went on to view the Castle...More

Thank totalview
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our nephew and new bride were married at this exquisite castle, with ceremony presided by a local official, catered by the recommended chef and company, and served by the highly competent and gracious staff. Polly especially kept us well fed and immersed in fine still...More

Thank Gene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to believe how these old castles could have been built so high. Castle Fraser has an amazing climb to the top to overlook the valley. It felt like 1000 feet high. It's not but you are quite a ways up. This castle is...More

Thank Wiskerlikins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is lovely, the highlight for me was the library, more specifically the guide in the library, who I wish I had his name, he was an older gentleman. I am an Outlander fan so I asked about the actual history of Clan Fraser....More

1  Thank bassethoundsforever
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while on our way from Elgin to Aberdeen not knowing what to expect and were delighted with this beautiful castle and grounds. As NT members we try and visit properties wherever we go, and this happened to be the most geographically convenient place...More

Thank AJE123
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Visited during the school holidays with my 2 children. Have been to the Gardens many times but this was the first time we visited the actual castle. The Gardens are lovely, well kept and there is a good little play area. Initially had good first...More

Thank Highlandspring456
CastleFraser, Manager at Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Highlandspring456, First of all, thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for choosing to visit Castle Fraser, Garden and Estate during the summer holidays. We are deeply sorry for the situation that occurred during your visit, customer service...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a classic example of one family's castle with several different buildings; with a French Renaissance architecture influence (elaborate towers, and steeply-pitched roofs). An older building in the middle that has grown with add-ons - not so much a fortified fortress. We arrived just...More

Thank Tabzenator
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Took the grandchildren for a day out. Plenty to see inside the castle, lots of rooms open to the public and amazing views from the roof of the tower. Lovely gardens and trails to follow. The kids loved it.

Thank Oldelgin
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