Photographic Print of Craigievar Castle
from Robert Harding.
about twenty five miles west of Aberdeen, in Aberdeenshire.
Classic example of a Scottish Baronial castle, seven storeys
high and virtually unaltered, with fairy-tale turrets, crow-stepped
gables, conical roofs, pink walls and magnificent moulded plaster-work
ceilings. Built 1610-26 for Forbes family. Door of musicians'
gallery bears arms and initials of first owner; prosperous merchant
William Forbes. This Scottish castle, after two years of renovation and repairs, will be open to the public by Easter, of 2010.
Blue Room in the tower is reputedly haunted by a member of the
Gordon clan who fell from the window there. He was forced to
his death at sword-point by ‘Red’ Sir John Forbes,
a man of some notoriety People have heard the footsteps of the
unfortunate Gordon climbing the steps to the Blue Room, as if
moments before his death. One of the other ghosts at Craigievar
is said to be very selective in his appearances. It is thought
that he is the ghost of a musician, a fiddler who fell into
the well at the castle and drowned. He is said to appear only
to those who bear the name of Forbes.
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