Organisers of the third Enchanted Castle, which ended its five day run on Sunday at Crathes Castle, have voted the event a huge success with more than 8,500 visitors attending.
Gerry Muldoon of GM Events said:
“The public reaction has been absolutely fantastic with each of the three weekend days selling out completely and increased numbers of visitors on the opening two days, including the ‘Adults Only’ evening on Wednesday.
“We’ve had a number of people up from outside the local area, including Stevenage, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow, specifically to visit the Enchanted Castle and feedback from local businesses has been that the event has been a significant boost to the local economy. We’ve had a number of people asking about the 2014 event and we will be announcing the dates for that in due course.”
The ‘Wonderful, Weird and Magical’ themed Enchanted Castle, in association with Petrofac, is being supported with the help of Event Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeenshire Council.