Castle steals the show as Scottish Estates hit screens

Kincardine Castle
Kincardine Castle

Kincardine Castle has represented Deeside at its finest in a new four-part documentary series airing coast-to-coast in the USA.

The third episode of the Downton Abbey-inspired series, which aired on October 19, went behind the scenes at Andrew and Nicky Bradford’s Deeside home at Kincardine.

Great Scottish Estates delves into the workings of the four featured estates, upstairs and downstairs, through the eyes of their current high profile owners, the staff and the guests.

The series goes behind the scenes at Dumfries House in the company of HRH The Prince of Wales observing the effort and dedication bringing fresh hope and life to the once run down estate.

Inverary Castle featured in the first episode on October 5 along with its present owners, the 13th Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Inverary was used as the Scottish location in ITV’s Downton Abbey.

A spokesperson for independent production company B4Films said: “We also attempt to decode the myths and legends of Rosslyn Chapel, the setting for Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code in the company of art historian, Lady Helen Rosslyn, and we take a look around the vast estate and fairytale-like Kincardine Castle.”

Series producer and director Jim Brown said: “‘It was fantastic making the first series of Great Estates in Scotland, filming at home has become somewhat of a novelty these days.

“It really is a fascinating and beautifulseries with an exceptional line-up of talent.”