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Crathes Castle

| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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This beautiful castle dates back to 1563 and is rumored to be haunted.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love going here, and will be back. I am a NTS member so entry is free on the day. Love the history, and even though I've seen all the rooms, furniture etc, I'll still go back to once again be steeped in history. Seeing...More

Thank Lewis08
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is self-guided with information sheets in each room, so you can go at your own pace and spend time looking at what interests you most. There are guides around to answer any questions. Loved the baby walker! We did the casltle and gardens,...More

Thank mandy m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so full of history. The grounds are some great hiking trails. The gift shop offers a wide variety of items. The cafe/coffee shop has an welcoming atmosphere. The castle itself is by far one of the best I’ve ever visited.

Thank FrexicanJoseph
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on three separate occasions last week and did the West, East and Ley trails. I love trees, and I found the West trail was superb and the best for interesting mature trees.

Thank Essbee53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle and gardens are excellent, with great walks round the estate. I was disappointed to see the play park for the children had been ripped up and there is no closed area for children.

Thank louisemilne24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent number of walks around the estate, not suitable for buggy or anyone unsteady on their feet. Disappointed the playground was under development with no prior warnings. Luckily my son fell asleep before we arrived so no disappointment. Can’t comment on the castle experience.

Thank Scottybuist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had time for a quick walk around the gardens and they were wonderful. A nice combination of very formal spaces with expertly pruned bushes, trees and flowers. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank jn1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting Crathes Castle. It's a fairly small country house, with an intricate layout of turrets, staircases and hidden rooms that is delightful to explore. Some of the rooms have beautiful painted wooden ceilings, carefully restored to give an authentic medieval atmosphere. Another...More

Thank Dohfar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning little castle, well worth a look, gardens were really nice, nice walks around the grounds, lovely cafe

Thank nahcub63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely 16th century tower house with lovely gardens the topiary was outstanding. In the great hall there were lots of original feature's. Nice walks around the estate as well.

Thank marija10
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Callie M
September 22, 2017|
Response from maizedaisy | Reviewed this property |
If not an NT member you will have to pay for parking but although you have to buy ticket for castle in Shop you could have wandered gardens when we visited.
Michelle B
January 24, 2017|
Response from Stephanie H | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Dogs are not permitted in the buildings unless they are assistance dogs. They are of course free to enjoy the outdoor areas. Hope to see you soon!