• 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

23 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
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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

5 day weather forecast

  • Thu 23/10 : Patchy light drizzle 14°C 14°C 23/10
  • Fri 24/10 : Partly Cloudy 10°C 10°C 24/10
  • Sat 25/10 : Partly Cloudy 12°C 12°C 25/10
  • Sun 26/10 : Cloudy 13°C 13°C 26/10
  • Mon 27/10 : Patchy rain nearby 14°C 14°C 27/10