So on our second day, we planned to explore Cragievar Castle then head over to Aberdeen for some food and Christmas shopping. Though the actual castle is shut during the winter months, the grounds are still open daily. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived at the castle, me and mum were absolutely bursting for the toilet (yup – not even joking), and their toilets are apparently locked over the winter. That and the fact that the castle is literally in the middle of nowhere, we really just couldn’t stay long to explore fully. I was so annoyed as it looked so pretty and the grounds looked quite big from the map. I think there’s even a little kitchen garden and an orchard to explore. I mean, who doesn’t want to explore a perfectly pastel pink fairytale castle?!
It was built in 1626 and stands completely unchanged now as it was when it was originally built. I absolutely love the pink colour of it – apparently there’s quite a few baronial scottish castles around Aberdeenshire that are a lovely pastel pink. When we go back in the summer – I’d love to be able to have a look inside some of them!
As we didn’t stay long (literally long enough to take some pictures of the castle and have a tiny explore of the gardens right around it), I don’t really know much else about it. I’ll definitely return whenever we next visit though. It looks absolutely amazing!