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Craigievar Castle

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Address: Craigievar | Alford, Aberdeen AB33 8JF, Scotland
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+44 1339 883635
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10:30 - 16:15
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Fri - Tue 10:30 - 16:15
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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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Chocolate Box Scottish Castle

You cannot drive past this iconic castle without wanting to stop and visit. Sitting in a parkland setting on a hillside it's a real fairytale castle. We were in two minds whether... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You cannot drive past this iconic castle without wanting to stop and visit. Sitting in a parkland setting on a hillside it's a real fairytale castle. We were in two minds whether to go in as we had forgotten ourNT cards. At £12.50 pr person it's a bit overpriced for a 45 minute tour, but nonethe less it was very... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a bit drab and there's not much to do for kids. Saying that, probably worth a stop if you're nearby

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely fairytale castle with some interesting stories associated with it but not for anyone with difficulty using stairs as the stone stairs can be difficult to manage for anyone with mobility problems

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Reviewed 1 week ago

so it is £12.50 each to go in as a adult, but the castle inside is beautiful, charming and warm. it seems there has been some conflict between the family who own the castle and the national trust, when the national trust should be receiving the credit for keeping the castle alive, so we can all see that little bit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The same family lived in this castle from being build to the time of being handed to the state. The stories about it are wonderful. There was no big decorative change in style so it is the style it was build in no electricity in the main house just a few heaters to keep the damp out. It is a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great NTS property. The castle looks amazing as you walk up to it with its pink walls which change shades with the light. A lovely preserved home of the Forbes family and we had a cool guide called John who really kepted adults and children alike engrossed with all the 500 yrs plus of history. A must for anyone... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. It's a National Trust of Scotland property so you can use your English National Trust membership to get in but it's guided tours only. There are some lovely views from the grounds and the pink Castle is very striking to look at in full sunshine. There's not a huge amount to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Craigievar Castle whilst away for the weekend. We used our National Trust membership during the visit. The castle is very striking and interesting. You go round the castle with a guide and tours were approximately every 15 minutes. Dave, our guide was really knowledgeable and engaging. He made it fun and was able to answer any... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife described it as a Disney castle and I thought that was a fitting description of it. In he sunlight it really does give off a really cartoonesk look. We weren't able to go inside but we didn't need to, it's not very big at all but it's worth passing by and getting some photos of the outside. It's... More 

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Isleworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This pink Castle is beautiful and loved he surrounding Garden. There is also interesting history linked to it. There is also lots of activities along with trek path and GoAPe actvities available in the site

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