Built in 1604-1607 by J. Urquhart, Craigston Castle continues to be the residence of the Urquhart family.
The exposed sandstone dominates, emphasising squareness and strength, further supported by two main wings flanking the entrance and connected by an elevated arch which is surmounted by a richly corbelled parapet. Craigston Castle is regarded by many as one of the finest in Scotland.
The grandeur continues to the interior and as you enter the front door, you come face to face with a splendid woodcarving of the family crest.
Furnishings in the main rooms date back to the mid-18th and 19th centuries. The drawing room on the first floor contains unique 17th century wood carvings which depict biblical themes, Scottish kings and great heroes. Two stone spiral staircases take you from the drawing room to the different bedrooms, the gallery as well as the old library.
You are also welcome to come for a nice walk in the castle grounds, we have recently developed, thanks to a Scottish Government grant, 3 different paths with 2 picnic areas and a dedicated parking area. You can download the map from https://craigston-castle.co.uk/walks/
On Doors Open Days, visitors can enjoy unique tours conducted by family members who often reside at the castle. The tour usually lasts around 45 minutes. Maximum number of people per tour is 8.
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Tour times: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.