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Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is just South of Alford in Aberdeenshire.

This is a fairy tale castle seven-stories high in the Scottish Baronial style. Here are the fancy turrets and gargoyles on pink walls, crafted plaster work ceilings and secret staircases of your dreams!

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 roof-line. 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.

The parkland around the castle is beautiful with majestic specimen trees and views that stretch for miles over the countryside right up to the Grampian Mountains. The castle is normally open to tourists during the summer months. The castle has holiday accommodation available at the Steading and Kennels cottages from April to the end of October.

The castle is open throughout the Summer in the UK.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 18.8℃ to 20.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 0.7 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 12
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Jul 13
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (W)

Aberdeen weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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