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Craigievar Castle

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Address: Craigievar | Alford, Aberdeen AB33 8JF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1339 883635
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17th-century castle once owned by the brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen....

17th-century castle once owned by the brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen. Open Spring and Summer only.

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A unique and striking Castle

This Castle with its pink hue has a look like no other. It stands out magnificently from the emerald green lawns and surrounds. A photographer's delight. What a pity it had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Castle with its pink hue has a look like no other. It stands out magnificently from the emerald green lawns and surrounds. A photographer's delight. What a pity it had closed for the season when we arrived in late October. It would be great to see it inside at some future time. Our GPS had trouble taking as to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best castles to visit on the castle trail in the NE of Scotland... only open during summer months as they don't have electric lighting - but you do get to see it as the families that lived there would. Yo can only get guided tours which is a real plus as you get a very informative visit!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have visited Craigievar Castle over many visits to Douneside House DeeSide. This is a great day out with an interesting castle and beautiful grounds. Check opening times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful grounds. Lovely castle set in the countryside. Nice garden walks. Lots of parking. Beautiful setting. Castle is small, but very beautiful.

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Paisley, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It had been several years since we had visited this castle and were delighted with its 'recent' internal renovation. The elderly gentleman in his Highland Outfit was very welcoming and our guide for the tour, Rhoanna Cruikshank - my apologies if I have misspelt her name - delightful and informative. The outside view from the top was well worth the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Craigievar is another of the must see castles on the castle trail. The external and internal standards are the highest you will find with beautiful ceilings and paintings/decor throughout. The castle was the home of the Forbes family for many generations starting way back with Danzig Willy and you'll find that the tour guides have an excellent grasp of the... More 

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Craigievar Castle is a stunning castle looking perfect from the outside. Inside is beautiful too but very winding stairs not suitable for some. The grounds surrounding are just beautiful with fantastic views. It also has been rumoured that Walt Disney had been inspired by this castle for the Florida Disneyworld castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This grand old tower house is well worth a visit and our guide Rhona made the visit all the more magical. The castle is tucked away in the Aberdeenshire countryside but well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What to add that others haven't already said? Fairytale. Beautiful. Perfection in pink. If you see only one castle in Scotland, make it this one. The climb through a maze of spiral stairs, vaulted hall and old pannelled rooms with the most exquisite plaster ceilings, right up on to the roof is a tour you will never forget. Guides are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

When we had visitors to stay, Craigievar was at the top of the list of places to show them. We have been many times but each time find out something different to make the magic of the castle come alive. This time we managed to do the hill walk around the grounds to enjoy the views around the castle. It... More 

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