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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Jim Ball (2 years ago)
Fantastic place for a getaway in Aberdeenshire. Stunning location.
Fabri Roma (2 years ago)
Posto accogliente, entrando nel castello si torna indietro nel tempo. Adatto per gruppi e per vivere una esperienza particolare
RJ Clarke (3 years ago)
Genuine Laird's castle. Perfectly preserved. Worth a visit.
Antone Martinho-Truswell (3 years ago)
Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The best weekend ever
John Trowbridge (3 years ago)
Really nice cuple
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