Castle Fraser

50% off Admission

Castle Fraser - National Trust for Scotland

Overview

One of Scotland’s largest tower houses, with an impressive portrait collection.

Stand before one of the largest tower houses in Scotland.

Discover quirky features such as the Laird’s Lug, hidden trapdoors, secret staircases and a spy hole!

Admire fascinating family treasures and portraits, including a Raeburn.

Venture up to the top of the round tower for incredible views.

Let young imaginations run free in the Woodland Secrets play area.

With a core that possibly dates back to the 1450s, Castle Fraser is a fabulous place to soak up the atmosphere of old Scotland.

Home of the Fraser family for more than 400 years, the castle is filled with family portraits, ornaments and mementos – all of which have their own colourful stories to tell about the lairds.

The traditional walled garden includes specimen trees, herbaceous borders, a medicinal border and organically grown fruit and vegetables.

Normal Full Price

  • Adult £14.50
  • Child £7.25

Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. AB51 7LD

Castle Fraser is open at weekends from February and then daily between March and October.

Please check website for detailed opening hours to avoid disappointment.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

50% off Standard Admission to Castle Fraser

Visit one of the eleven National Trust for Scotland properties in NE Scotland, where History and Heritage come to life.

All visits to Castle Fraser are led by experienced guides, on one of their informative guided tours.

Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

What you need to know:

Please note that parking charges apply and the car and coach park is 300m from the castle.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds, but we ask that dogs are kept on the lead near the children’s play area and in the courtyard.

Disabled parking is available near the front of the castle and wheelchair access to the tearoom and ground floor of the castle can be provided via the front door by phoning in advance.

There’s a digital screen in the reception area where visitors with mobility difficulties can view the upper-floor rooms in more detail.

The scented walled garden and adventure playground are accessible for wheelchairs.

There are accessible toilets in the courtyard near the shop and café.

Castle Fraser hosts a vibrant programme of events in order to offer something exciting for everyone. Occasionally this means that the Castle is not accessible to visitors, or there may be extra charges, so please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

All visits to Castle Fraser are led by our experienced guides, on one of our informative guided tours. Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

Location
World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"...The castle has a narrow staircase and there was a lot of stairs to climb but worth it. There is a stunning view from the deck on top of the tower..."

M Mtch, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

Building is currently closed. 

However they are welcoming back visitors to their outdoor spaces.