• Crathes Castle
    Crathes Castle© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The walled garden at Crathes
    The walled garden at Crathes© Brian Chapple
  • The interior of Crathes Castle
    The interior of Crathes Castle© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
    Go Ape Tree Top Adventure© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Fountain Garden at Crathes
    The Fountain Garden at Crathes© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The interior of Crathes Castle
    The interior of Crathes Castle© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The interior of Crathes Castle
    The interior of Crathes Castle© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Enchanted Castle at Crathes Castle
    The Enchanted Castle at Crathes Castle© Scott Campbell
  • Otters can be seen around the trails on the estate
    Otters can be seen around the trails on the estate© Laurie Campbell
  • Summer in Crathes gardens
    Summer in Crathes gardens© Brian Chapple
  • The Crathes estate was gifted to the Burnett family in 1323
    The Crathes estate was gifted to the Burnett family in 1323 © Brian Chapple

Turrets and towers, winding staircases, ornate ceilings and ancient sculpted yew trees, combine to make a visit to Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate a great day out for the whole family.

An enchanting 16th-century tower house, Crathes is surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside.

At the property there is a cafe, gift shop, adventure playground for children, the north-east’s only Go Ape tree top adventure, and the Arting Around studio.


Crathes Guidebook

Crathes Guidebook

Standing against a background of rolling hills and set in its own glorious gardens, this magical turreted castle is a favourite destination for fans of Scottish history, gardeners and romantics. Crathes is a magnificent 16th century tower house …

Crathes Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

30 May
  • Castle: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 16.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Café: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Walled Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
From 25 May 2015 essential conservation work will take place on one of the main garden paths. Access will be slightly restricted for a period of 3 weeks. We will endeavour to keep as much of the garden accessible as possible.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star