Craigievar Castle

Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JF

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Craigievar Castle is one of the best preserved tower houses in Scotland.

Craigievar Castle in the Autumn

This fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture contains fine family portraits and a superb collection of 20th-century ceramics, including pieces by Michael Cardew, Hans Coper, Bernard Leach and Lucy Rie.

A castle existed on the site from the 14th century, but the building as it appears today was begun in 1610. In 1626 The Great Tower was built by William Forbes, and from that time it has been lived in by the Forbes and Forbes-Sempill family.

The castle was bought by a consortium in 1963 and donated to The National Trust For Scotland. Its large estate features woodland and parkland with magnificent specimen trees.

 

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Opening times

Apr – Jun
Mon – Tue, Fri – Sun, 11am – 4.45pm

Jul – Aug
Daily, 11am – 4.45pm

Sep 
Mon - Tue, Fri – Sun, 11am – 4.45pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)