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“tea room”(17 reviews)
“national trust”(12 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sauchen AB51 7LD, Scotland
+44 1330 833463
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 26, 2005

Castle Fraser is the most lovely castle both in terms of construction/preservation and staff. I got married there on April 20 with the extensive help of Nicola Baird the property manager. She is very friendly and helpful. My husband and I planned our entire wedding...More

8  Thank tnmedic
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Recently visited Castle Fraser to see a "Medieval Jousting Event". It was advertised as lots of things to do for the family such as medieval cooking demos, battle reconstructions, bird displays and falconery, jousting knights on horseback, how people lived during medieval times, costumes and...More

3  Thank aberdeenquine09
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All reviews tea room stairs to climb national trust interesting rooms worth the climb information cards gift shop family history surrounding countryside well worth a visit great visit lovely grounds children's play area plenty parking car parking mobility issues high standard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk with young children, lovely castle and quaint tea room. Would have awarded 5 circles if they had an EV Charger.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great looking castle that has been developed and extended over the years so that it can be sufficiently large enough and comfortable to live in. Each room is displayed as if still in use by the latest occupant with information cards in all and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

They wouldn’t let me use my pram for my toddler despite being 8 months pregnant and struggling to carry her. Staff were completely unsympathetic to this. Cafe had very few pregnancy-friendly options also. Beautiful site but unaccommodating to those in special circumstances.

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this castle by chance and got there right after they closed. Even though we couldn’t go inside the castle we were able to walk the grounds (and had them all to ourselves!) and take pictures. It is a cute castle!

Thank StefJax
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Interesting castle and nice grounds. Not suitable for anyone who can't manage narrow, spiral stairs though. The highlight for me was the list of former employees in the Housekeeper's room as this brought the history to life a little more.

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We travellled here with my children and grandchildren after reading that the ground floor of the castle was wheelchair accessible. I was fully aware that I couldnt get upstairs but (mistakenly) thought there’d be enough to keep me occupied whilst everyone else explored the upper...More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Getting to climb up and spend time on the tower was amazing, the walled garden is also very good, the tea room has amazing shortbread !!

Thank Jim_Duncan
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The first castle I visited as part of the Aberdeenshire castle trail and it was a very good start. The rooms are not hugely furnished but are interesting nonetheless and there are plenty of information sheets plus some very friendly guides who are ready to...More

Thank LaStorione
Reviewed August 27, 2018

On arrival plenty parking spaces, walking towards the castle was nice and seeing the castle in the distance was cool. There is a children’s play area, maze in the garden area. Castle looks impressive and the grounds well kept, walled garden are looks good from...More

Thank TripMember03102017
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a very nice castle , has plenty of steps though so you need to be a bit fit . Gardens very nice and the tearoom has great cake.

Thank Sheila K
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from Tracy L | Reviewed this property |
Sadly dogs are not allowed. We gave ours a good walk and left them in the car ( obviously in the shade with the windows open and access to water. ) We then walked up to the castle, not sure if you can leave the car in the... More
February 3, 2018|
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Response from CastleFraser | Property representative |
Hello, We recommend everyone visiting our Gardens offer a donation, as this helps funds important works within our Garden areas. We are also looking at making this compulsory at some point in the near future to help support... More
April 28, 2016|
Response from wendell01 | Reviewed this property |
Stay at the Tor na coille..you won’t be disappointed. Excellent restaurant as well.