DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Castle Fraser (Castle Frazer)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house incorporates an earlier structure.

    Built / Designed For: Michael Fraser, 6th Laird

    House & Family History: Castle Fraser is the largest and most elaborate "Z-plan" castle in Scotland. It took an extraordinarily long time to build (from 1575 until 1636) and is the supreme work of two great families of master masons: Bell and Leiper.

  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. III, 1826. Scotland, 1830.

    Country Life: XCVII, 68 plan, 1945. CLXIV, 370, 442, 1978.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • "The Queen" (2006 - as Balmoral Castle's neighboring estate where the stag was killed).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Michael Fraser.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust for Scotland

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01330-833-463

    Website: https://www.nts.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No