Craigievar Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Craigievar Castle

Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Castles and Palaces icon Castles and Palaces

Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF, Scotland


Click here to visit Craigievar Castle's website
01339 883 635

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:30


25 March through 30 June

Friday to Tuesday 11:00 - 16:45 (last entry)

1 July through 31 August

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:45 (last entry)

1 September through 30 September

Friday to Tuesday 11:00 - 16:45 (last entry)


Adult: £12.50

Family: £29.50

1 Parent: £23.00

Concession: £9.00


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