National Trust for Scotland, Craigievar Castle

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Craigievar in Aberdeenshire is an iconic tower house and amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland. The Forbes family lived in the castle for 350 years, and when it was presented 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. First and foremost, Craigievar was a home, and it is the special family atmosphere, which the Trust has tried to preserve, that endears it to so many visitors. The large estate features woodland, parkland with magnificent specimen trees, and farmland with extensive views over the surrounding countryside towards Bennachie.

Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8JF Scotland

0844 4932174

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