Gorgeous 15th century castle and former home to the Fraser family, Castle Fraser sits amongst rolling countryside within easy reach of Aberdeen. Approaching from the car park, the building has a bit of a hotchpotch appearance, a result of numerous alterations over the centuries all clustering round a central courtyard. It all makes more sense from the south side, old and new fusing seamlessly to create an impressively large tower house (why didn't we take any photos from this side?!). As well as an exploring the extensive interior there are attractive grounds to wander through: the walled garden probably the highlight during summer.
|[Early June perhaps a little early to see the walled garden at its best]|
Name: Castle Fraser ★★★☆☆
Location: Minor road 3 miles south of Kemnay, G.R.: NJ 723126 / restore comforted line
Open (2017): Castle: Daily, July to September; Wednesday to Sunday, April to June & October; Gardens: Daily
Cost (2017): £10.50 (adults), £7.50 (children), free for National Trust for Scotland members
|[Castle Fraser from the north-east side]|