Attraction in Alford
This fairytale-like castle, which exemplifies some of the best Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire. The Great Tower stands just as it was when completed by Master William Forbes - 'Danzig Willie' - in 1626. The simplicity of its lower towers contrasts perfectly with the turrets, the cupolas and corbelling which embellish the roof line. Within its walls the collection includes an excellent show of family portraits and 17th and 18th century furniture. This perfect Scottish castle remains as unspoiled as it was when lived in by the Forbes-Sempill family.
Tourist Info Number: 0871 572 0610
Months Open: Castle: 1 May - 30 Sept, daily 1.30 - 5.30 (last admission 4.45); Grounds: all year, daily 9.30 - sunset
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: £7
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