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

31 Oct
  • Castle: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 16.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Café: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Walled Garden: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Estate: All year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Please note: On Sat 1 & Sun 2 November there is a £3 charge for all visitors (including members) due to the Exclusively Highlands Craft Fair being held at the property. The Gift Shop and Cafe are open as normal.
  • 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

5 day weather forecast

  • Fri 31/10 : Light drizzle 15°C 15°C 31/10
  • Sat 01/11 : Partly Cloudy 14°C 14°C 01/11
  • Sun 02/11 : Sunny 11°C 11°C 02/11
  • Mon 03/11 : Patchy light rain 8°C 8°C 03/11
  • Tue 04/11 : Patchy rain nearby 6°C 6°C 04/11