Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate

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Fairytale-like turrets, gargoyles of fantastic design and the ancient Horn of Leys given in 1323 by Robert the Bruce, just a few of the features of this historic castle. The Crathes gardens and estate are ideal for a family day out.

A delight at any time of year, the famous gardens feature great yew hedges and colourful double herbaceous borders.  Further afield, the 595-acre estate offers six separate trails to enjoy. Crathes Castle is one of the best places in Scotland to look out for bats.

Live life adventurously with the UK's number 1 tree top adventure at Go Ape Crathes Castle. Find out more at www.goape.co.uk

Arting Around at Crathes offers craft activities and soft play for kids. Find out more at www.arting-around.net

Admission Prices

Adult £12.50, Family £29.50, 1 Parent Family £23.00, Concession: £9.00, NTS Member Free

  • Opening Times

    Castle:
    3 Jan to 31 March: Sat & Sun only 11am-4pm  (last entry 3pm)
    1 Apr to 31 Oct: open daily 10.30am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
    1 Nov to 31 Dec: Sat & Sun only 11am-4pm (last entry 3pm) 

    Garden, Cafe & Gift Shop:
    3 Jan to 31 Mar: Tues-Sun 11am-4pm 
    1st Apr to 31 Oct: Daily 10.30am-5pm 
    1 Nov to 31 Dec: Tues-Sun 11am-4pm 

    Estate:
    Open daily 

    Castle, Shop and Courtyard Cafe also open daily 27-31 December.  Property closed 1 & 2 Jan & 22 to 26 Dec.

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