Craigievar Castle


Craigievar Castle, By Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

    Found in the picturesque Aberdeenshire countryside, Craigievar Castle sits 20 miles south west of Inverurie.

    Resembling a fairytale castle and an example of the best of Scottish Baronial architecture, Craigievar fits naturally amongst the rolling hills of Aberdeenshire.

    The Great Tower stands just as it was when completed by Master William Forbes Danzig Willie in 1626. The simplicity of its lower towers contrasts perfectly with the turrets, the cupolas and corbelling that embellish the roofline. Within its walls the collection includes an excellent show of family portraits. There is also original Jacobean woodwork and some beautiful furniture, including the 'Craigievar table'.

    This perfect Scottish castle remains as unspoiled as it was when lived in by the Forbes-Sempill family. Surrounding the castle are extensive parkland grounds with two waymarked walks. There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden.

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    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    1 April to 30 June, Friday-Tuesday, 11-5.30
    1 July to 31 August, daily, 11-5.30
    1 to 30 September, Friday-Tuesday, 11-5.30


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