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

27 Mar
  • Castle: Closed
  • Last entry: Closed
  • Gift Shop: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Café: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Walled Garden: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Estate: All year daily
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Please note that Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate will be open weekends only from Monday 9th March until Friday 27th March to facilitate essential driveway repairs.
  • 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