Day out with the kids logo

Craigievar Castle

Castles and Palaces, Indoor and Outdoor
Profile iconAges 9+
Location iconAlford
Write a review
Mum and baby in war zone at Craigievar Castle in Alford

Attraction Information

The Craigievar Castle is a fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems on first glance to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills themselves and is a fantastic stop with imaginative kids. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626 so there's a real sense of authenticity about its atmosphere too.

The castle is great for exploring and you can discover a fine collection of family portraits and original plaster ceilings to crane your neck viewing. There is also much original Jacobean woodwork and some beautiful furniture, including the 'Craigievar table'. There's a children's quiz and family trail also available to help keep the smalls involved and interested, as largely it's a fairly dry and educational affair - though fascinating to those interested in history and architecture.

Surrounding the castle are extensive parkland grounds with 2 way marked walks of differing lengths which are a great way to see the castle's exterior from all angles and really take some great photos. There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden to explore and learn about, with the kitchen plot being particularly fragrant and sensory.

Opening hours

Castle Visits
1st April - 30th June:
Friday to Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00 
1st July - 30th September: Monday - Sunday 10:30 - 17:00  
1st October - 30th March: Closed

Grounds open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Last Entry




AB33 8JF,

Phone number

01339 883 635


Adults (16+): £13.00 
Kids (5-16): £9.50
Seniors (60+): £9.50
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children ): £30
One parent family (up to 4 children): £24 

Find other attractions similar to Craigievar Castle by visiting our attraction tickets section.


FAQ & Additional Information

Latest articles

attractions redesign