Craigievar Castle Photos

Craigievar Castle (1610-27) is a seven story Scottish tower-house built for defense now run as a house museum by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) near Alford outside of Aberdeen.

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Craigievar Castle seven story tower-house built for defense run as museum by National Trust for Scotland. Alford, Scotland.Upper stories of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Turrets atop at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Coat of arms on Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Craigievar Castle (1610-27) seven story tower-house built for defense run as museum by National Trust for Scotland (NTS). Alford, Scotland. Architect: William Forbes.Upper stories of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Turrets atop at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Coat of arms (1610) on Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Tower house facade of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Facade details of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Design details of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roofline of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Tower house facade of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Facade details of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Design details of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roofline of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Entrance facade of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Early wall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Countryside seen from Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Entrance facade of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Early wall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Countryside seen from Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
The Hall with sculpted plaster royal arms over fireplace at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster royal arms over fireplace at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling by Italian-trained artists in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roundel with King David on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
The Hall with sculpted plaster royal arms over fireplace at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster royal arms over fireplace at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling (early 1600s) by Italian-trained artists in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roundel with King David on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Roundel with helmeted figure on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roundel with Alexander the Great on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.William Forbes crest on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Carved chest in The Hall & antiques at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Roundel with helmeted figure on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Roundel with Alexander the Great on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.William Forbes crest on The Hall ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Carved chest in The Hall & antiques at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Armchair in front of The Hall fireplace decorated in Forbes tartan at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Cabinet & chest in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Patterned chest in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sideboard with silver collection at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Armchair in front of The Hall fireplace decorated in Forbes tartan at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Cabinet & chest in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Patterned chest in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sideboard with silver collection at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ceramic bowl with transfer print ship scenes at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Snuff box of big horn sheep horn with cover with horse figure at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic plate at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Carpet bowls set at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ceramic bowl with transfer print ship scenes at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Snuff box of big horn sheep horn with cover with horse figure at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic plate at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Carpet bowls set at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ceramic birds at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Corner door to hidden spiral staircase in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Corner door to hidden spiral staircase in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ceramic birds at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Corner door to hidden spiral staircase in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Corner door to hidden spiral staircase in The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.The Hall at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
"Do Not Waken Sleeping Dogs" Forbes crest medal at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Letter from Charles Lindbergh to Royal Aeronautical Society at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Medals awarded to Lord Sempill between at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
"Do Not Waken Sleeping Dogs" Forbes crest (1668) medal at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Letter (1927) from Charles Lindbergh to Royal Aeronautical Society at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Medals awarded to Lord Sempill between (1914-1930s) at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Walls of Baltic pine stained with oxblood in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ladies withdrawing room plaster ceiling at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spanish pitcher with painted rabbit in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Chippendale chairs in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Walls of Baltic pine stained with oxblood in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ladies withdrawing room plaster ceiling (early 1600s) at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spanish pitcher with painted rabbit in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Chippendale chairs in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Portuguese ceramic rooster in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom with family portraits at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.William Forbes of Menie and Craigievar portrait by George Jamesone at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Portuguese ceramic rooster in ladies withdrawing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom with family portraits at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.William Forbes of Menie and Craigievar (1566-1627) portrait by George Jamesone at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sir William Forbes, 1st Baronet of Craigievar portrait by George Jamesone at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sir John Forbes, 2nd Baronet of Craigievar portrait by British School at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Margaret wife of Sir John Forbes, 2nd Baronet of Craigievar portrait by British School at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom sculpted plaster ceiling & fireplace mantle with Forbes crest at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sir William Forbes, 1st Baronet of Craigievar (died1648) portrait by George Jamesone at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sir John Forbes, 2nd Baronet of Craigievar (1636-1703) portrait (1678) by British School at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Margaret wife of Sir John Forbes, 2nd Baronet of Craigievar portrait (1678) by British School at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Tartan bedroom sculpted plaster ceiling & fireplace mantle with Forbes crest at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Housekeepers room with box bed at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Housekeepers room with box bed converted to bathroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Copper water heater on fireplace grate at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Rob Roy porcelain figurine with ceramic dogs at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Housekeepers room with box bed at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Housekeepers room with box bed converted to bathroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Copper water heater on fireplace grate at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Rob Roy porcelain figurine with ceramic dogs at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
William Wallace porcelain figurine at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Canopy bed in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling over fireplace with portraits in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
William Wallace porcelain figurine at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Canopy bed in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling over fireplace with portraits in Queen's room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sir William Forbes , 5th Baronet of Craigievar portrait by Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sarah, Wife of Sir John Forbes, Daughter of John, 13th Lord Sempill portrait by Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Receipt for Forbes portraits signed by artist Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Early flush toilet with pull up handle at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sir William Forbes (1755-1816), 5th Baronet of Craigievar portrait (1788) by Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sarah, Wife of Sir John Forbes, Daughter of John, 13th Lord Sempill portrait (1788) by Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Receipt (1788) for Forbes portraits signed by artist Henry Raeburn at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Early flush toilet with pull up handle at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Half canopy bed with Forbes crest on headboard in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Washstand with pitcher & basin at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Half canopy bed with Forbes crest on headboard in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted plaster ceiling in Blue room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Washstand with pitcher & basin at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Campaign bed from Crimea war in dressing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Two-section stacking chest from Crimea campaign in dressing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Coffered plaster ceiling in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Campaign bed from Crimea war in dressing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Two-section stacking chest from Crimea campaign in dressing room at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Coffered plaster ceiling in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Correction chairs in Nursery for instilling discipline in bairns at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Dressing table in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic figurine of girl in plaid in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Correction chairs in Nursery for instilling discipline in bairns at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Dressing table in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic figurine of girl in plaid in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sculpted ceiling detail of Forbes crest with three muzzled bears in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.View from upper floors of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Long gallery on top floor once used as ballroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Sculpted ceiling detail of Forbes crest with three muzzled bears (1610) in Nursery at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.View from upper floors of Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Long gallery on top floor once used as ballroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Small spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Porcelain cup with Scottish royal coat of arms at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Porcelain cup with letter B at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic cock at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Small spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Porcelain cup with Scottish royal coat of arms at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Porcelain cup with letter B at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Ceramic cock at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Forbes crest at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Dunbar Hay Ltd. ad for family firm lost in WWII at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Stocking blockers at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Box beds for staff at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Forbes crest at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Dunbar Hay Ltd. ad for family firm lost in WWII at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Stocking blockers at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Box beds for staff at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Victorian scrap screen decorated with clippings from magazines at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted stone panel with Forbes crest at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.

Victorian scrap screen decorated with clippings from magazines at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Sculpted stone panel with Forbes crest (1610) at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.


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