SRUC - Craibstone Estate

Campus Accommodation

Scotland's Rural College, Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB21 9YA

    Situated on the outskirts of Aberdeen offering the unique advantages of close proximity to the airport and city centre, combined with the tranquility and seclusion of a country estate.

    SRUC's Craibstone Campus is located in a great location on the coast of the North East of Scotland with beaches, outdoor sports and walking trails. 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. Craibstone Estate allows easy access to the 'Granite City' with its cultural, sporting and leisure amenities as well as Aberdeen beach with its amusement park for family entertainment. Nearby attractions include Royal Deeside, Castle and Coastal trails and Falconry Centre to name but a few. We are also central for exploring Grampian's Distilleries.

    Green Tourism Silver Unassisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    2 Jul 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

    Open for business from mid-March to mid-April and also July, August and September, year on year

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Single Room en-suite
    £35.00 per person per night (room only)
    Single Room en-suite B&B
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    £30.00 per person per night (room only)
    Single Room Shared Bathroom B&B
    £35.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room en-suite
    £57.00 per room per night (room only)
    Twin Room en-suite B&B
    £67.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays


    • Children's Menu Available available on request
    • Children Welcome


    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Fridge available in all kitchens
    • Iron Available along with ironing board in laundry room
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point in all bathrooms
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin in all single standard bedrooms
    • Microwave available in all kitchens
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Washing Machine
    • Drying Facilities
    • Linen Provided bed linen provided
    • Hairdryer Available on request
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Tumble Dryer coin operated
    • Freezer fridge/freezers in all kitchens
    • Kitchen one large self catering kitchen/dining area for every 10 bedrooms
    • Ironing Facilities irons and ironing boards provided in laundry room
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Indoor Drying Facility clothes horses provided in laundry room
    • Towels Provided
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Sauna
    • Steam Room


    • Rural Location
    • Property On Farm

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Children Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome


    • Gluten Free available on request
    • Vegan Meals Available available on request
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Bar Available open for business on request and during busy periods
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site open Monday-Friday from 8.00am-2.00pm
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Breakfast Available on request
    • Dairy Free available on request
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Dinner Available for large groups
    • Vegetarian offered as an option
    • Vegetarian Food Available offered as an option
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Shop open Monday-Friday from 8.00am-2.00pm
    • Nut Free Meals available on request
    • Organic Food available on request

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals available on request


    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Internet Access
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Picnic Area
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • 24hr CCTV

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge
    • TV In Room Freeview television in all bedrooms
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities Lounge Bar with free play pool table; snooker room (with full size snooker table); air hockey table. Multi-gym.
    • Garden walled garden ideal for barbecues
    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities practice putting green; floodlit Astroturf sports area; Arboretum; woodland walks
    • Golf Course On Complex 18-hole pay & play golf course (2 minutes by car)

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Aberdeen Tourist Information Centre go left up Union Street then follow signs to Aberdeen Airport, Inverness and A96.  At the Airport roundabout, turn left.

    Getting there by railway:- Some trains terminate at Aberdeen railway station.  Follow signs to A96, Aberdeen Airport and Inverness.  At the Airport roundabout, turn left.  Other trains travel to Dyce train station which, is a 5-minute journey to our accommodation.  If your train terminates at Dyce, you will need a taxi to get to Craibstone Estate.

    Getting there by bus:- take bus numbers 10, 27, 220 or 307.  Ask the bus driver to stop at the layby before the Airport roundabout.  You will need to walk to the Airport roundabout and turn left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport, take a taxi and at the Airport roundabout on the A96, go straight ahead to the entrance to Craibstone Estate.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Aberdeen Harbour follow signs to A96, Aberdeen Airport and Inverness.  At the Airport roundabout, turn left.

    Taxi:- from Aberdeen bus or train station, a taxi will cost approximately £20; from Dyce train station, a taxi will cost approximately £10; from Aberdeen Airport, a taxi will cost approximately £8.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the gym/leisure centre
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the ramp
    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 4


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bathrooms with emergency call system available
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available

    General Questions

    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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