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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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Fri - Tue 10:30 - 16:15

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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Pretty in pink

Had a good guided tour around this pink delight. Very steep stone winding staircases so it you're no-good on your feet then this is certainly not for you. Look to be good walks... read more

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Barbara W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a good guided tour around this pink delight. Very steep stone winding staircases so it you're no-good on your feet then this is certainly not for you. Look to be good walks in the grounds too.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of no where really, I would not really class this place as a castle, a very nice tall house. Tour guide only, in my opinion not enough history talked about. Plus you have to pay to park the car, £2.00, another N.T. rip off!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle is a nice quaint example of Scottish castles. It isn't however worth making a big detour for. There are a million and one castles around Scotland. Nice nonetheless

Thank Maximilian B
Quantico, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was on our list of must sees. we didn't realize that you have to take a tour to see the inside though. Tour was actually the best one we took out of the 27 castles we saw while we were in Scotland. It was a little long but at the end of the day we were really glad we... More 

Thank 4AmandaC4
Kanegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Guided tour of the castle. Granite construction. Steep stairs but beautiful rooms and some Raeburn paintings. Very interesting history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right let's start and Finnish very quickly it's not what I would call a castle maybe a tall house and they wanted Over £100 for 5 adults 2 students and 4 under 6 to spend about half an hour (at a push) nah can take them to the cinema TWICE , ok it's historic and educational but £12.50 per adult... More 

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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank JonG371
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 April 2017

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 18 April 2017

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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