Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Painted ceilings and family portraits distinguish this turreted castle, set among sculpted yew trees and nature trails

Upcoming Events

Antiques Roadshow comes to Crathes Castle

1 Jul 2018
Free event

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will film at Crathes Castle near Aberdeen on Sunday 1 July. 

SOLD OUT - David Walliams 'The Midnight Gang' at Crathes

5 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Join Heartbreak Productions this summer for their adaptation of a much-loved children's book. Bring a picnic, drinks, friends and neighbours! Soak up the evening sunshine (we hope!) in the unique setting of Crathes Castle's front law

Exclusively Highlands Summer Craft & Food fair

6 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
Paid Event

Exclusively Highlands will be back in the Summer!

Crathes Castle Children's Walk: Minibeasts and Marvellous Moths

11 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Try out lots of ways to hunt for our amazing minibeasts. Help us empty the moth trap set up last night, see who is in the beetle traps and beat trees - gently of course- to dislodge their crawling creatures!

Southern Hemisphere plants for a Northern Hemisphere Garden

21 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

This specialist tour of the gardens at Crathes is designed for pioneers who delight in growing rare and strange things to make their garden stand out from the crowd.

Crathes Castle Children's Walk: Rodents, Small & Furry, Cute & Cuddly?

25 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Celebrating all things ratty, mousey and small and furry! We are taking a closer look at our furry friends. Join the Rangers to help us open our traps to see who is living inside.

Escape at Crathes

28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Step back in time as you enter the inflatable Escape room on the lawn in front of Crathes Castle.  

Crathes Castle Children's Event: Woodland Crafts

31 Jul 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Join our rangers to make beautiful crafts out of natural materials. We'll hammer plant juices onto cloth to dye it and make a natural wall plaque.

Dig The Past at Crathes Castle

4 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Fancy being an archaeologist for the day? Crathes Castle is the place to be!

Crathes Castle Children's Walk: Animal Tracking

7 Aug 2018
Paid Event | Book online

Crathes is home to badgers, roe deer, rabbits, red squirrels, foxes and now we even have pine martens recorded here. But how do we know? Come along and learn how to read the signs and clues that the animals leave behind. Then help the Rangers set up a remote camera to see if we can get  a glimpse of these secretive creatures. (Pictures will be emailed out to you if we get any!)