Craibstone Estate, Accommodation Office, Scotland's Rural College, Ferguson Building, Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9YA

Call Gwen Bruce on 01224 711012


Craibstone Estate is a 750 acre country estate situated on the edge of the granite city of Aberdeen. It offers excellent hostel accommodation to individuals, families and groups in an attractive area of woodland and hills. All rooms have WiFi, television, towels and bedding. Our accommodation is self catering with access to equipped dining kitchens. On-site facilities include a TV lounge, snooker room, licensed bar (open during busy spells), café, multi-gym, 18-hole golf course (5-minute drive away), floodlit Astroturf sports area, walled garden (ideal for BBQs) and woodland walks. Pets welcome.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    103 beds in 95 rooms.
  • Open:

    22/06/20 to 14/08/20
  • Price per night:

    Standard room £15, en-suite room £20, twin en-suite £35.
  • Booking:

    Advisable, groups require deposit.
  • Directions:

    Craibstone Estate is on the north west of Aberdeen City just off the A96 Inverness road. At airport traffic lights, turn left and follow the signs to Ferguson Building, where the Accommodation Office is located.
  • Public Transport:

    From Guild Street: Bus Station (opposite Aberdeen train station) take Bus No 10 or 37/37A to Inverurie. Ask the driver to stop at the layby before the new traffic lights for the Airport. You will need to walk to the traffic lights and turn left. Only a short taxi ride from the Airport.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Craibstone Estate

Closed for 2020, reopening 12 July 2021

August 17th 2020

We took the decision not to open for business for the remains of summer 2020and we’re now in the throes of getting our accommodation ready for students returning at the end of September.


A wonderful Estate on the edge of the Granite City

March 12th 2020

Craibstone Estate in Scotland’s North East is set in 800 acres of glorious woodlands, providing a quiet and relaxing base where you can unwind by exploring the secluded grounds and enjoying the woodland walks and wildlife-watching.

The surrounding area has a number of ‘must see’ attractions including the picturesque fishing village of Footdee and the impressive Dunnottar Castle and Crathes Castle and Gardens to name but a few.  Craibstone Estate is also linked to the ‘Four Hills’ walk, which can be used for running and keep fit.  Kirkhill Forest close by offers an excellent technical mountain bike course and also a great walking/running challenge. For a brilliant opportunity to discover Scotland’s North East come to Craibstone Estate.

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Craibstone Estate accommodation gets Silver Green Tourism rating.

September 1st 2019

Craibstone Estate is a 750 acre country estate situated on the edge of the granite city of Aberdeen. It provides great value accommodation 5 minutes from Aberdeen Airport and 5 miles north from Aberdeen city centre. While you are here you can visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour

Craibstone Estate has joined the many businesses in Scotland working towards reducing their carbon footprint in conjunction with the Green Business Tourism Scheme. By using the businesses who have joined the scheme and by following our recommendations, you can help us to help save the planet.

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