Craigievar Castle (Scotland)
Aberdeenshire See list of castles in Scozia
Craigievar Castle is a rather extraordinary castle in Scotland, which is located south of Alford in Aberdeenhsire. The lock stands out because it is plastered pale pink. The exterior plaster will eventually be restored to its original color. Regardless of the color, the castle is well worth seeing because of its playful shape, because it is very similar to a fairy tale castle, as you would expect it to be. Actually, this unusual color enhances the fairy-tale ambience even something.
The castle was once the seat of the clan Sempill, but was finally completed in 1626 by the merchant William Forbes (also known as Danzig Willy). Forbes bought the castle in 1610 from the Mortimer family. The Forbes family kept the castle until 1963 and then bequeathed the property to the National Trust For Scotland.
A special feature of the castle are the fine work in the ceiling area, which consist of a kind of plaster and belong to the most beautiful of its kind in Scotland.
As mentioned earlier, Craigievar Castle and the entire farm and forest property belong to the National Trust For Scotland since 1963 and can be visited by tourists during the summer.