Craigievar Castle

CRAIGIEVAR CASTLE
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The story of Craigievar Castle.

Craigievar Castle is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and has the title of “Most Romantic Castle” in Scotland. However, this exquisite and beautiful castle still has its troubles; it is haunted.

The Mortimer family was the original owners of this seven-story castle; however, it was not completed until the Forbes family became owners and finally completed the construction in 1626. Today, the Craigievar Castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

There is only one entrance or exit to the castle except for a secret staircase built only for the laird as an escape route. The secret staircase has an access in the hall and the top of the tower. However, one such lad did not know the whereabouts of the escape route and met his demise, as the legend goes.

The tale of woe that has been passed down from generation to generation tells of one young Gordon man that fell in love with Sir John “Red” Forbes, the 3rd laird, daughter and came to Craigievar Castle to court her. Sir John Forbes found the young suitor unsuitable to court his daughter and threw the lad from the window of the Blue Room. Many people have told the tale of hearing his footsteps climbing the stairs to his demise over and over again.

The other not as famous ghost is one a fiddler that only appears to members of the Forbes Family. The fiddler is said to have fallen into the moat and drowned. However, he still appears to allow members of the Forbes family to enjoy his fiddle playing.


Craigievar Castle

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