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“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
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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 children's play area plenty parking easter egg hunt car parking mobility issues high standard cakes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful setting and excellent food and service! Highly recommend it!! It was really interesting, especially since I am related to the Fraser Clan myself!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank janmred
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Castle Fraser knowing is was closed but still wanting to see it. Was a great little stop off not too far from Aberdeen. Would definitely recommend going on a day when they are open instead - but was still lovely seeing the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank biancatt77
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing tour at castle Fraser from this lovely resident guide ( I think her name was Janie). Yes, this is a beautiful castle but nothing makes you experience the original atmosphere and how life really was back then like a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olgaagapimou
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 October 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 23 September 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank StefJax
Reviewed 20 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 10 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 2 September 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 !!

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 July 2018|
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Response from 82tracyl | 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
3 February 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
28 April 2016|
Response from wendell01 | Reviewed this property |
Stay at the Tor na coille..you won’t be disappointed. Excellent restaurant as well.