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 Wi-Fi, 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), putting green, 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    103 beds in 95 rooms.
  • Open:

    24/06/19 to 16/08/19
  • 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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
rDisabled Access
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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Welcome to the Craibstone Estate, ideal accommodation in the city of Aberdeen

December 6th 2018

Craibstone Estate is a country estate situated on the edge of the granite city of Aberdeen. It offers excellent hostel accommodation to individuals, families and groups.

SRUCs Craibstone Campus in Scotland’s North East is set in 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.

5 minutes from Aberdeen Airport and 5 miles north from Aberdeen city centre, Craibstone allows easy access to the ‘Granite City’ which has something for everyone, with its striking granite architecture and rich and inspiring history.  The city centre is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and nightlife.  If you’re in to comedy, visit Breakneck Comedy Club which is located in the city centre and is the biggest in Scotland – open weekly from Thursday-Sunday offering a variety of comedians.  The Maritime Museum, St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Tolbooth, Aberdeen and the Gordon Highlanders Museum are worth a visit for those interested in the history and culture of the Granite City including Hidden Aberdeen Tours for exploring the city’s history under your feet and on your doorstep. The more adventurous can take to the waves on a boat trip with Aberdeen Harbour Tours, to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.  There is also an outstanding theatre, award winning museums, impressive art galleries and a choice of cinemas.


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