Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Craigievar Castle

  • A980 Map It
  • Alford
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Much as the stonemasons left it in 1626, Craigievar Castle has pepper-pot turrets that make it an outstanding example of a tower house. Striking and well preserved, it has many family furnishings, and the lovely grounds are worth exploring, too. Craigievar was built in relatively peaceful times by William Forbes, a successful merchant in trade with the Baltic Sea ports (he was also known as Danzig Willie).

Sight Information


A980, 5 miles south of Alford, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF, Scotland

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Website: www.nts.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • £12
  • Apr.–June and Sept., Fri.–Tues. 11–4:45; July and Aug., daily 11–4:45

Published 10/27/2015


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