Craigston Castle can be booked on an exclusive use, self-catered basis, sleeping up to 10 adults.

Staying at Craigston Castle

As guests of the Urquhart family you will have your choice of room, each beautifully decorated with period furniture, including original four-poster beds. Each room has its own bathroom. Cots are available upon request.

In the evening you can sit by a roaring log fire in the drawing or ante-drawing rooms and enjoy a good whisky from one of the many local distilleries.

The castle has a fully equipped traditional kitchen, with modern appliances for self-catering. Meals can be eaten in the kitchen or dining room.

Your hosts can help you choose from the best local produce: game, lamb and Highland beef from the estate; fish from nearby Macduff; and seasonal, organic vegetables from Craigston's neighbour.

Complimentary wifi is provided.

Room Descriptions

Fraser Room

This lovely little room is named after old family friends (the Frasers of Castle Fraser) who used to be regular guests and always stayed in this room. This room has two double beds one though is a very small antique double which is probably only suitable for a single person. This room has a dedicated bathroom just a few steps away.

The Kings Room

This room is so called because it is believed that various kings (though there is no record of which ones) stayed here in the past. The room next door is called the Barrack Room where it is believed the king’s guards slept.

The Blue Room

This room has traditionally been one of the best rooms in the house. With its large and imposing four poster bed and en-suite bathroom it is always a favourite with family and guests.

The Old Nursery Room

The Old Nursery Room is a charming room where many generations of the family spent their early years. It was also once said to be haunted and even though the ghost was undoubtedly benevolent, the bishop of Aberdeen was invited out to carry out an exorcism in the early 1900s. This room has a dedicated bathroom just a few paces down the hall.

The White Room

This room has long been a firm favourite. The furniture is almost exclusively made by Heppelthwaite. It has its own dedicated, recently modernised bathroom just a few steps away.

Cots are available on request.

Catering & Services

The following services are available for an extra cost, but need to be booked in good time ahead of your stay:

  • Welcome hamper
  • Shopping
  • Maid service / extra cleaning
  • Caterers
  • Airport pick up / drop off
  • Baby-sitting service
  • Local day trips

Please note there is a small burn that flows 30 yards away to one side of the castle and this area is not suitable for unsupervised children.

A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed at the property, for an additional charge, and are restricted to the ground floor only.

"When asked 'What were your best holidays ever?' Craigston Castle will be one of those for me and my family, who came from all over the world to spend time together in this magical place. Other reviews have mentioned all the outstanding details and features, so I will just say that all expectations were exceeded and sincerely thank you!"

Private Castle Guest, Germany