This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.
The castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits and original plaster ceilings. There is also much original Jacobean woodwork and some beautiful furniture, including the ‘Craigievar table’.
Surrounding the castle are extensive parkland grounds with two waymarked walks. There is also a small Victorian kitchen garden and a Scottish glen garden.
Craigievar is an iconic tower house, amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland. The Forbes family lived in the castle for 350 years and when a group of benefactors (including members of the family) bought the castle and presented it to the National Trust for Scotland, it came complete with the vast majority of the contents, collected and lovingly preserved over the centuries by the family.
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