Candacraig House

Local area

Candacraig provides the perfect base from which to explore the area and is within an hour’s drive of both Aberdeen International and Inverness Airports. If you are looking for a golf holiday in Scotland or the finest fishing in Aberdeenshire, this is the place to stay.  

Right on our doorstep is the picturesque village of Strathdon – home to the famous Lonach gathering – the oldest Highland Games in Scotland. The day begins with the march of the Lonach Highlanders, when the pipe band leads just under two hundred men, kilted and armed with Lochaber axes, on a march to each of the notable houses of Strathdon including our own Candacraig. 

Within easy reach of some of the world’s best salmon and trout fishing, over 50 golf courses ranging from stunning links to lush parkland venues, watersports, horse riding, mountain biking and hill walking, not to mention Scotland’s only dedicated Castle Trail. Discover 17 of Aberdeenshire’s most famous castles – from fairytale Crathes to the Queen’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, in nearby Royal Deeside. Candacraig provides quick access to Scotland’s Whisky Trail, with endless distilleries available to visit.