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Craigievar Castle to reopen after facelift

Craigievar Castle [Pic: NTS]
The castle will reopen at the beginning of May

A popular 17th Century Aberdeenshire castle is to reopen to the public in May after a two-year £500,000 facelift to return it to its original look.

The National Trust for Scotland's Craigievar Castle, near Alford, now features a traditional lime-based alternative to concrete-based harling.

Experts believe it has returned the castle to what would have been its original shade of pink.

The castle will reopen at the beginning of May.

Project manager Ian Davidson said: "It would be fair to say that visitors to the castle will notice a change."



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