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
 

Trust places nearby

Sign up for our free e-newsletter

Sign up for our free e-newsletter


Enter your email address and click ‘Sign up’

 | read terms

Opening times & Prices

20 Dec
  • Castle: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Gift Shop: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Café: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Walled Garden: 11.00 - 16.00
  • Estate: All year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
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

  • Sat 20/12 : Sunny 5°C 5°C 20/12
  • Sun 21/12 : Partly Cloudy 9°C 9°C 21/12
  • Mon 22/12 : Overcast 7°C 7°C 22/12
  • Tue 23/12 : Sunny 6°C 6°C 23/12
  • Wed 24/12 : Sunny 4°C 4°C 24/12