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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.

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

26 Jul
  • Castle: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Café: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Walled Garden: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Please note the outdoor adventure play area is currently closed. An alternative play area is open Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm next to the Home Farm Café. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note there are road works on the route to Crathes Castle, these commence on 27 June and will be there for 6 months. We have suggested some alternative routes to the castle on our Travel Information page under Getting Here.
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
    Family: £29.50
    1 Parent: £23.00
    Concession: £9.00

    Car Parking
    Member: FREE
    Non Member: £2.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star
  • CIE Tours International - Awards of Excellence 2015