Craigston Castle is a historic home of the Urquhart family. It was built 1604–07 by John Urquhart of Craigfintry. The castle is composed of two main wings flanking the entrance and connected by an elevated arch, and surmounted by a richly corbelled parapet. 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 castle is still owned and lived in by the Urquhart family, who trace their descent back to Adam Urquhart, 14th-century sheriff of Cromarty.

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Turriff, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1604-1607
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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ziqex (2 years ago)
Marvelous Castle with kind and welcoming hosts. We're able to visit that spectacular place and get to know more about history of the place. Definitely worth visiting by every traveller.
ziqex (2 years ago)
Marvelous Castle with kind and welcoming hosts. We're able to visit that spectacular place and get to know more about history of the place. Definitely worth visiting by every traveller.
Brian U (2 years ago)
Craigston is a old Castle/Home in Scotland. Visitor numbers seem quite low which makes the tour a lot more interesting as you have more time to visit and ask questions. The host is very knowledgeable. The Castle is mostly fully open with some parts not safe to enter. You can rent the Castle to spend a week in it if you like. The history is quite interesting and the quite charming. The surrounding grounds are worth a walk. The site can be a bit difficult to find but you need to follow the signs. Well worth going out of your way.
Brian U (2 years ago)
Craigston is a old Castle/Home in Scotland. Visitor numbers seem quite low which makes the tour a lot more interesting as you have more time to visit and ask questions. The host is very knowledgeable. The Castle is mostly fully open with some parts not safe to enter. You can rent the Castle to spend a week in it if you like. The history is quite interesting and the quite charming. The surrounding grounds are worth a walk. The site can be a bit difficult to find but you need to follow the signs. Well worth going out of your way.
peter gibbon (2 years ago)
This beautiful 1604 castle has so much to see. Well worth the visit
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