Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
Magical turreted castle set within glorious gardens
Wander through the walled garden and admire the massive yew hedges, planted as early as 1702.
Explore this magnificent 16th-century tower house, with its intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings.
Don’t miss the Horn of Leys, given to the Burnett family in the 14th century by Robert the Bruce.
Spot a rich variety of wildlife along our six waymarked trails, including roe deer, red squirrels, woodpeckers, buzzards and herons.
Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens, Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house - and a fantastic day out for all the family.
Inside you'll find a labyrinth of cultural history, from family portraits and fine antique furniture to painted ceilings. The walled garden is split into eight sections that encompass every green delight imaginable â€“ sculpted topiary, soft herbaceous colours and modern exotic blooms.
Nature spotters will love the waymarked trails along the Coy Burn - keep an eye out here for buzzards, herons and kingfishers.