Craigston Castle

Craigston Castle
Craigston Castle Photo - Anne Burgess - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY 2.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Built: 1607.
Condition: Intact. In use as a residence.
Ownership / Access: Urquhart family.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Craigston Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire is a historic home of the Urquhart family. It was built 1604-1607 by John Urquhart of Craigfintry, known as the Tutor of Cromarty. The castle is composed of two main wings flanking the entrance and connected by an elevated arch, and surmounted by a richly corbelled parapet, regarded by many as one of the finest examples in Scotland. There are bases for corner turrets near the top corner of each wing, but the turrets themselves do not appear to have ever been completed. The wood carvings in the drawing room depict biblical themes and Clan Urquhart heraldic artifacts. The Urquhart family have recently started to use the magnificent castle to host weddings and other events and are also letting it out as an exclusive use accommodation to interested parties.

How To Get To Craigston Castle (Map):

Craigston Castle Links:

Craigston Castle On Wikipedia
Craigston Castle - Official website
Craigston Castle - Contact & Booking for self catering, weddings and other events
Pictures of the castle
Craigston castle, Scottish Places
Urquhart family tree

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