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Crathes Castle

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Crathes Castle

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Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ Scotland
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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen
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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen

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Combine the majestic heights of Royal Deeside with the epic cliff-top site of Dunnottar Castle. <br><br>For almost 150 years, the British royal family have travelled to the River Dee for their holidays.<br><br>With almost unlimited cash and resources, why do they always come here?<br><br>We think there’s an easy answer.<br><br>This area encapsulates everything everyone loves about Scotland. You find grand castles enclosed by pine forests. You look up at the highest plateau in Britain in the Cairngorms National Park. And there’s enough nearby distilleries to satisfy any royal event.<br><br>So, who wouldn’t want to escape to the fresh air of this location?<br><br>On this tour, we combine her Majesty’s favourite holiday spot with a trip to Dunnottar Castle, one of the most historically important and visually arresting sights in Scotland.<br><br>Hop aboard this tour, see an epic castle, and discover whether you have the same taste as the royals.
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ItTastesLikeFeet wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom372 contributions76 helpful votes
Castle is currently closed due to the pandemic but the grounds and gardens are still open. Plenty of good photo opportunities amongst the flowers and plants. Immaculate gardens kept tidy and healthy by the gardeners. Some lovely trails into wooded areas with the chance of seeing wild animals. Great for dog walkers and ramblers alike. Lots of grassy areas perfect for picnics too.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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slurper wrote a review Aug 2020
Dumfries, United Kingdom43 contributions15 helpful votes
Nice grounds, but due to Covid everything was closed. There was a sign asking for car parking payment, but as there wasn’t anything to stay for we left within a few minutes.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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daviddunn267 wrote a review Jul 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
When we were there the castle was closed but the grounds offer great walks.... we used the yellow trails with two small children which took approx 2 hours but they really enjoyed it .....
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DJM1945 wrote a review Jul 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,647 contributions264 helpful votes
The gardens at Crathie Caste are without doubt well worth visiting at any time of the year and in my opinion it is the best garden to visit in Scotland if not the UK. We visited again yesterday and despite the lock down they have devised what is effectively a one way system and yet again I took a large number of pictures. This must be one the most picturesque gardens with great views of the castle from so many parts of the garden.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jason D wrote a review Mar 2020
Muncie, Indiana29 contributions6 helpful votes
We stopped at Crathes castle the 2nd day of our Scotland trip. Despite being near to Drum Castle, it was a completely different experience. Crathes has some of the most beautiful wood and painted ceilings I've ever seen. In addition they have some amazing items such as a Bible from 1583. Plus the grounds are incredibly beautiful. They also have a kids area and cafe. They also have walking trails for your pets. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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