This picturesque castle with its iconic tower is an amazing example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the hillsides. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.
The Castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits and original plaster ceilings as well as beautiful furniture including 'Craigievar table' which is original Jacobean woodwork.
The castle grounds are scenic parkland with two waymarked walks. There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden.
Grounds are open all year, daily 11am - 5pm
The Castle is open as follows for guided tours only:
22 April to 25 April, Fri-Mon 11am - 5pm
2 May to 30 Jun, Fri-Tue 11am - 5pm
1 July to 31 August, daily 11am - 5pm
1 September to 30 September, Fri-Tue 11am - 5pm
Last admission to castle 45 mins before closing. Numbers on guided tours are limited and at peak times visitors may have to wait for the next available tour. Tours can be booked in advance by calling the property.
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Adult - £11
Family - £27
1 parent - £21
Concession - £8
Car parking honesty box £1
There is a picnic area in the grounds.
There is a small shop in the Castle offering souvenirs, books, the official guidebook, postcards, and pictures / prints of the Castle as well as household goods, toiletries, food and confectionery.
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under close supervision and control, especially in the immediate vicinity of the Castle. Dog owners are asked particularly to be mindful of livestock in the fields, small children, the elderly and infirm, and the two resident cats.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Castle.
The car park is 150 yards from the Castle and shop
Weddings and Corporate Events
A maximum of 45 people can be accommodated in the Great Hall. However, as there is no electricity in the castle, it is best suited to hosting small wedding ceremonies only. We are unable to offer receptions in the castle itself.
Disabled parking is available directly beside the castle.
Access to the castle is difficult for wheelchairs due to the many steps and spiral stairs to all rooms.
Lightweight folding seats are available on request.
There are numerous steps in the building: one step to the entrance lobby; four steps down to the reception area and shop; eleven steep steps with a rope handrail to the Great Hall; and thereafter narrow, spiral stairs with rope handrails. Staff will point out hazards.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Out-of-hours tours and touch tours can be arranged - please contact the custodian on 0844 493 2164. The grounds around the castle are accessible.
The trails at Craigievar are on unsurfaced forest paths; the trails are very steep in sections and can be slippery in wet weather.
WCs are available in the public car park. There are no disabled toilet facilities at present.
The shop is four steps down from the entrance lobby.
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