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Craigievar Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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One of the most picturesque Scottish tower houses on account of its corbelled out upper storey with a fine array of turrets or bartizans added c1615-25 by the Forbes family to a tower probably begun in the 1590s by the Mortimer family. The interior is a maze of stairs, passages and small rooms supplementing the main chambers. One leaning wall with a corner turret remains of the courtyard. The castle is held by the Scottish National Trust, who also maintain Crathes, similar in some ways and about an hours drive away.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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