Famously pink Craigievar Castle to close from September for major conservation work

Famously pink Craigievar Castle to close from September for major conservation work

By Enjoy Alford and Donside on 02/09/2022

Recognised by its distinctive pinkish hue, the castle is believed to be the inspiration behind Cinderella’s castle at Disneyworld.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which manages the historic building, has urged people to visit the castle while they still can.

Craigievar Castle is to undergo major conservation work, including critical repairs to prevent further damage from climate change.

The work is due to begin in September this year and last until spring 2024, with the NTS planning regular updates on the ongoing work.

The castle is one of the most picturesque in the world due to its unique façade and is featured on many visitors’ social media.

Work will revitalise the pink tones of Craigievar’s walls with multiple coats of a special recipe of limewash and repair some of the high-level areas of harling.

 

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