Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle
Alford
Aberdeenshire
AB33 8JF
Scotland

Website

www.nts.org.uk/Property/Craigievar-Castle

Telephone

0844 493 2174

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Craigievar is an iconic tower house, amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland. The large estate features woodland, parkland with magnificent specimen trees, and farmland with extensive views over the surrounding countryside to Bennachie.
Spectacular beech avenues

Wonderful display of daffodils and
Bluebells in the spring


o Extensive collection of mid-20th-century ceramics

Fine collection of specimen trees in grounds

Stunning 17th century plaster ceilings

Epitome of a Scottish tower house

Family portraits, including two painted by Sir Henry Raeburn

Virtually unchanged since built in 1610

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Admission charges

Adult £10, Family £25, Single Parent £20, Concession £7Car parking honesty box £1

Additional info

Disabled parking is available directly beside the castle.Access to the castle is difficult for wheelchairs due to the many steps and spiral stairs to all rooms.Lightweight folding seats are available on request.There are numerous steps in the building: one step to the entrance lobby four steps down to the reception area and shop eleven steep steps with a rope handrail to the Great Hall and thereafter narrow, spiral stairs with rope handrails. Staff will point out hazards.Assistance dogs are welcome.Out-of-hours tours and touch tours can be arranged please contact the custodian on 0844 493 2164. The grounds around the castle are accessible.Woodland walk, a short looped path in upper part near the car park is grassy and uneven with three steps at the beginning. The lower path is also grassy and very uneven with some very steep sections.WCs are available in the public car park. There are no disabled toilet facilities at present.The shop is four steps down from the entrance lobby.

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