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
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
Historic Houses Member: No