Craigievar Castle

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This Fairytale Castle is perhaps the finest example of Scottish Baronial architecture and remains largely as it was both inside and out when bought and upgraded with its iconic towers and turrets in 1626 by William Forbes.

The Castle is home to a beautiful collection comprising of original furniture, family paintings by Jameson and Raeburn, the foremost Scottish portrait artists, and an exquisite collection of 20th century ceramics collected by Cecilia, Lady Sempill.  Entry is by guided tour which lasts about 1 hour, and there are quizzes for children.

In the grounds are 2 trails that offer the most spectacular views of the Castle and the chance to spot a red squirrel or a pine-martin. There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden.

Admission Price

Adult £12.50, Family £29.50,  1 Parent Family £23.00, Concession: £9.00, NTS Member Free

  • Opening Times

    Castle (Guided Tours Only):
    30 Mar to 27 Sept: 11am - 5pm (first tour 11:15am and last tour at 16:45pm)
    July and August open 7 days
    April, May, June, September closed Wed and Thu


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