Begun in the Scottish Baronial style around 1576, this iconic tower house is among the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland; its exterior remains virtually unchanged since William Forbes completed it c1626. Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web], Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details. Craigievar Castle stands on the west side of a valley in the beautiful rolling countryside that forms the eastern foothills of the Cairngorms, some six miles south of Alford in Aberdeenshire.

Seven-story Craigievar Castle is a stunning example of the original Scottish Baronial style of architecture with a continuous band of corbelling and conical-roofed turrets. A pinkish harled castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Craigievar Castle was the seat of Clan Sempill and the Forbes family until 1963 when William Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill gave the property to the National Trust for Scotland. Directions to Craigievar Castle by road from: Craigievar Castle – Scotland’s Pink Fairytale Castle, NTS Member: free unless part of a group booking; there are reciprocal agreements with some other organisations, Family (2 adults + up to 6 children): £30.00. Date 8/1961. All Rights Reserved.

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. Email: Filed Under: Adventure, Scotland, Travel « Kale and Almond Pesto. Copy of AB 425 . Attribution: © Crown Copyright: HES (Scottish National Buildings Record). Turn sharp right and follow the A980 for approximately 2 miles until you see the brown signs directing you to the left up the main drive.

Follow this to the end and then turn right onto the A980, follow this road until you see the brown signs directing you to the left up the main drive. Craigievar was a family home until the 1960s, creating a quirky blend of cosy interiors and rare antiquities within the ancient walls. A new coating using old methods was applied by hand to the building, and the interior was also renovated. Please Login or Register now. This means that the castle’s extensive collection of historic artefacts and art is seen in the shifting light from the sun, exactly as they would have been when they were made. About 1 mile after climbing a long sweeping hill with views of a valley and two wind turbines there is a turning to the right between the last two houses, signposted Kintochter; it is marked on the maps as “Old Military Road”. Discover (and save!) Scope and Content Written on the back of the mounted print: ‘Shire: Aberdeenshire.Place: Lumphannan.