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A pink castle!

No grand staircase in this castle. A spiral staircase winds it's way all the way to the top and out... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Barbara W
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Great Castle

Another excellent National Trust for Scotland Castle. Fabulous pink colouring. It is tour based... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Scotland, United Kingdom
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17th-century castle owned by the same family for over 350 years. Open April to September; access is by guided tours only. There are steep spiral stairs to the upper floors. A stunning castle in a wonderful setting, said to be the inspiration for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Craigievar Castle, Alford AB33 8JF, Scotland
+44 1339 883635
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All reviews guided tour fairy tale national trust well worth a visit plaster ceilings forbes family great tour spiral stairs no electricity beautiful grounds car park pink colour walt disney nts properties picnic tables tiny shop mobility issues
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

No grand staircase in this castle. A spiral staircase winds it's way all the way to the top and out onto the roof. Beautiful plaster ceilings made in 1626 by Italian craftsmen feature in many rooms. Lived by the Forbes family until given to the...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Another excellent National Trust for Scotland Castle. Fabulous pink colouring. It is tour based (no free roaming or self guiding) with tours running approx. every half hour. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and give a great insight into how the castle was used and lived...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This is such a cute little castle! It’s all by itself on a hilly setting which just adds to its loveliness! We got there too late for the tour but even just seeing the outside is adorable!

Thank StefJax
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great day out visiting this area the castle in its self is painted pink though inside has fantastic items of interest and the story behind the place well worth a visit staff professional and pleasent

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

My boyfriend and I loved visiting Craigievar Castle. This magnificent fortress is also known as the "Cinderella Castle." The structure allegedly inspired Walt Disney when he created his iconic fairytale castles. The colourful facade, proliferation of turrets and towers, and ornate corbels served as inspiration...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

So I’m no stranger to Craigievar Castle! I’ve been returning to this magical castle for a number of years. I have visited many castles in many countries but nothing has captured my heart like Craigievar, set in beautiful grounds which I might add you can...More

Thank d0nnamarie1981
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Paid a return visit after several years, very interesting, the guide obviously enjoyed his job and gave us lots of information about the castle. Fab views from the roof.

Thank Boatcroft
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Dropped in for a visit on the way back home, very glad I did. I didn't do the tour as I had a dog with me but the castle itself was absolutely beautiful. It looked just like a fairytale castle and had amazing views looking...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Entrance to Craigievar is only by guided tour, and only in small groups, for practical reasons as it's basically one tall, narrow tower. So you may have to hang around for a bit when you arrive before the next tour starts. If you have mobility...More

Thank LaStorione
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit with a guided tour of the castle that is full of history. The walks a nice to do but if you are going to visit the castle and walk I would suggest that you take a few sandwich you as...More

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8 July 2018|
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Response from Wendy V | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine you would be able to take a dog into the castle. And I'd bet they have to be on a leash in the grounds. But those are just guesses. Check their website and see what it says.
8 January 2018|
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Response from petermeenan | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the castle has quite steep stairs up to several levels and to really appreciate it you need visit all floors. I think your brother would feel left out if all he could do was to view the castle from outside.