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Craigievar Castle – Fairytale Scottish Castle

 
 
Craigievar Castle has a fairytale look to it, featuring many turrets and gargoyles. Built on  the L plan it was comleted in 1626. Originally Craigievar Castle was surrounded by 4 round courtyard towers, only one of which remains. During the first world war it was used as a hospital for wounded Belgian soldiers. dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

Craigievar Castle – The Fairytale Scottish Castle

Craigievar Castle has a fairytale look to it.  The castle has many turrets and gargoyles. Craigievar Castle was built on an L  plan and is is seven stories tall. The idea of an L  shaped castle is that  defenders can protect the main entrance, by shooting from the adjacent wall.        © Bill Bagshaw Photography & Photography Courses

Craigievar Castle was completed in 1626, and originally featured a huge portcullis and a walled courtyard.  Craigievar was originally surrounded by four towers, as well as the courtyard wall.

During the first world war Craigievar Castle was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers.

The castle is open to the public, and stands in beautiful grounds with marked walks.    Inside there is a Great Hall with a musicians gallery. The castle is famous for its ornate ceilings.

Craigievar is located near to Lumphanan and Alford.

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