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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.

Live life adventurously with the UK's number 1 tree top adventure at Go Ape Crathes Castle. Click the logo to find out more.
Arting Around at Crathes offers craft activities and soft play for kids. Find out more at
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Opening times

Castle: 3 Jan to 31 March 11-4 Sat & Sun only (last entry 3); 1 Apr to 31 Oct 10.30-5 open daily (last entry 4); 1 Nov to 31 Dec 11-4 Sat & Sun only (last entry 3).

Garden, Cafe & Gift Shop: 3 Jan to 31 Mar 11 - 4, Tues to Sun; 1st Apr to 31 Oct 10.30 to 5 open daily; 1 Nov to 31 Dec 11 - 4, Tues to Sun.

Estate: open daily.

All open daily 27 to 31 Dec.

Property closed 1 & 2 Jan & 22 to 26 Dec.

Tel. 0844 493 2166

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