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Crathes Castle

| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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This beautiful castle dates back to 1563 and is rumored to be haunted.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my all time favourite gardens to visit at almost any time of the year. The gardens are beautifully set out and words cannot do justice to how incredible they are and as a result we are very regular visitors.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle is very interesting with wonderful painted ceilings depicting various historic and fantasy figures in colorful arrays. Definantly worth a trip. The grounds are very spacious and the gardens are wonderful, worth going just to spend time in the lush, cheerful gardens. Try to...More

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 6 days ago

After walking the Coy Burn trail and then down to pond at main gate we would not have had enough time to view both Castle and Gardens and as it was a very sunny day opted for gardens.We were amazed at this wonderful garden on...More

Thank theo15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit as the gardens and grounds here are absolutely beautiful. There is also plenty of space for children to run about to burn off some energy !

Thank Slemish106
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small castle near Banchory, run by the National Trust - castle visit quite interesting, guides in some of the rooms but, apart from one very pleasant lady, they were not particularly forthcoming with information. Nice café and gift shop with good range of stock and...More

Thank ChrissieB027
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another NT property but no guided tours so you are free to wander at will. There are room guides but there is also an excellent guidebook. The gardens are stunning with wonderful borders and planting. There are also woodland walks to enable you to see...More

Thank jane j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stopped here to view some of these famous Scotland castles, but with an admission fee of £12.50, we decided to decline and just walk the grounds. The grounds were beautiful, but we never toured the castle.

1  Thank jrr5059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is fascinating and has very informative room guides. The route around the castle is one-way (as the lady on the desk told us firmly!). Access is via stone spiral staircases which get narrower and narrower as you get higher. The estate is...More

Thank H C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted with the garden but appalled that as NTS members we were charged for entry to the castle because there was a craft fare being held and its charge was £4.oo each. We wanted to see the Castle not a craft fare and...More

Thank Rals2nM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

impromptu visit as passing by. Car parking available £2 free to NTS members. The weather was fine and the gardens were lovely to walk around. We visited the tea room and really enjoyed the scones . There is a nice play area accessed through the...More

Thank diana w
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Michelle B
25 January 2017|
Response from Stephanie H | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Dogs are not permitted in the buildings unless they are assistance dogs. They are of course free to enjoy the outdoor areas. Hope to see you soon!