Craigievar Castle

photo of Craigievar Castle

Craigievar castle is an iconic tower house it’s one of the best preserved castles in Scotland, the castle is styled in the Baronial style in 1576 and was finally completed in 1626.

The stunning castle house has Sempill and the Forbes family resided here for around 350 years until the 1963, the property was given to the national trust of Scotland, to keep preserved.

This stunning castle has an extensive parkland grounds with walk ways and glen gardens, can be visited by anyone any time, just not allowed to enter the castle without a tour guide.

Grading and awards

Scottish tourist board visitors attraction: 4 Stars

The green tourism award: Silver


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Grounds: All Year round

Castle Opening Hours: (Guided tours only)

1 Apr – 30 Jun, Fri-Tue 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)

1 Jul – 31 Aug, Daily 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)

1 Sep – 30 Sep, Fri-Tue 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)


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Contact Number: 01339 883635



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AB33 8JF




Other Information

Walks at Craigievar Castle: Craigievar Trail.pdf

Official website:

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