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  • Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate

    Built in the 16th century this enchanting castle is an intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceiling which have survived beautifully to this day.
    Inside you will find a labyrinth of cultural history, but the grounds are undoubtedly one of the best features at Crathes.
    The walled garden is a wonderful jungle of history, encompassing every green delight imaginable including massive yew hedges which were planted as early as 1702.
    Nature spotters will love the trails along the Coy Burn - this glorious garden is something for everyone to enjoy.

    How to find us

    Road: on A93, 15m west of Aberdeen; see website for further details

    Location

    Awards

    Green Tourism Silver Award, VisitScotland 4 Star Grading

    Highlights

    • Modern exotic blooms
    • Sculpted topiary
    • Eight sections of herbaceous garden
    • Buzzards, herons and kingfishers

    Guided tours

    Look out for special events such as garden walks, talks and lectures, demonstrations, apple days, wildlife events, special plant sales, musical performances and much more. See website for further details.For group tour ideas see our new website for exclusive trade offers, rates and ticket options, unique experiences and suggested itineraries.
    If you are a travel operator please contact our central Travel Trade department with all enquiries, bookings, and any other requirements like catering or bespoke tours - [email protected] or telephone: 0131 458 0204.
    For general groups (clubs, friends, and parties) contact the properties direct for information, private tours and other special arrangements.

    Group visits

    For group tour ideas see our new website for exclusive trade offers, rates and ticket options, unique experiences and suggested itineraries.
    If you are a travel operator please contact our central Travel Trade department with all enquiries, bookings, and any other requirements like catering or bespoke tours - [email protected] or telephone: 0131 458 0204.
    For general groups (clubs, friends, and parties) contact the properties direct for information, private tours and other special arrangements.

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Water Gardens
    • Walled Garden

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 16:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00 Friday: 10:00 - 16:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 also:

    Please visit the website for full details

    Dates closed

    Closed at Christmas and New Year.
    See website for more details.

    Admission prices

    Facilities

    Picnic area Shop Car park Accessible parking Wheelchair access Assistance Dogs Events

    Address

    Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate
    Banchory
    Aberdeenshire
    AB31 5QJ

    Phone

    01330 844525
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