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Craigievar Castle

AB33 8JF

This fairytale-like castle, which exemplifies some of the best Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides 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 which embellish the roof line.

Within its walls the collection includes an excellent show of family portraits and 17th century and 18th century furniture. This perfect Scottish castle remains as unspoiled as it was when lived in by the Forbes-Sempill family.

Additional Information:

  • Explanatory text in French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Picnic site
  • Waymarked walks
  • Seasonal ranger service
  • Parking


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On A980, 6 miles south of Alford and 26 miles West of Aberdeen.

Craigievar Castle Postcode for SatNav: AB33 8JF


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