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Craigievar Castle – The Fairytale Scottish Castle
Craigievar Castle has a fairytale look to it; featuring 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.
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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.