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Did you know that Craigievar Castle near Alford was the inspiration for Walt Disneys fairytale castles? The 17th century structure (actually built over one from the previous century) is a flamboyant example of Scottish Baronial, all sheer walls and cylindrical turrets, now restored to its original pink, echoed in cartoons and Disney theme parks the world over.

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If I were to choose where I was to die it would be in the herbaceous border - Miriam Stoppard
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The Seven Years' War Starts - 1756, W.G. Grace Scores his Hundredth Hundred - 1895, Relief of Mafeking - 1900
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