The Park Estate was originally part of the Royal Forest of Banff and was granted by King Alexander II to a Norman knight, Sir Walram de Normanville in 1242. The current Castle is a large rambling, harled mansion which may have foundations from the 13th Century, but was built or rebuilt into a Z-plan tower house in 1536.
In the 1700’s a number of extensions were added to Park changing it from a fortified house into a large Georgian country mansion and in 1829 the final addition of a Gothic Tower was added.
The Castle belongs to the Campbell Wilson family, and they usually reside in the service flat when there are guests, ready to assist if you need anything during your stay.
The current Laird, is Becky Campbell Wilson a retired Accountant & Treasurer who worked in Corporate Finance. She now runs the estate and looks after two out of her three children who still live at home. She is a keen open water swimmer and runs her own year round open water club on the coast.
Manon is the eldest of Becky’s three children and is in her early twenties and a keen environmentalist. She is interested in dolphins, Marine life, conservation and anything to do with the sea. She is also a keen photographer and has the Instagram Blog angry.angry.squid.
Inigo is still at school and he is interested in watching films, making films and editing films….he also likes gaming, graphic novels and comics. He is usually not spotted outside of his bedroom.
Archie is also still at school, and if you want a tour guide, he is your man. He likes lego, Minecraft and anything to do with vehicles.
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