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Address: Crathes Castle, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 845 519 1798
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A great day out near Aberdeen: Set in the grounds of historic Crathes...

A great day out near Aberdeen: Set in the grounds of historic Crathes Castle, we’re proud to unveil one of our new skateboard zips.

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Small stag do

Went here with friends as part of a stag do, only a few were brace enough to give it a go. I must admit this was more fun than I expected. Staff here were excellent and really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
clairegaryth
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends as part of a stag do, only a few were brace enough to give it a go. I must admit this was more fun than I expected. Staff here were excellent and really friendly and although they were giving very serious safety messages they were also good fun and made the day worthwhile. The Go Ape... More 

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Alsager
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here on Friday and we were given a great welcome! I was really nervous but was given encouragement without being pushed into anything or feeling pressured and I was very reassured. What a blast I absolutely loved it and by the end was throwing myself into the Tarzan Nets and loving the zip wires. Fantastic fun and run... More 

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Malaysia
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not our first visit, and we were pleased to see it is still in good condition. The pre event briefing was good, and set us up well before we started. The activities are fun, and well maintained so safety levels are high. Overall, a gfreat place to 'hang' out........

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Thoroughly brilliant day for people of all ages. Excellent training, friendly staff and great activities. You can also spectate and walk the route with the people attending. Wonderful location, picnic area, café and of course Crathes Castle

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Thank Lizzy W
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Go Ape (Crathes Castle) was a fantastic adventure climbing, swinging, and zip lining around the forest. From the start the staff was very focused on safety. Participants are harnessed with two safety clips and we were always clipped in with at least one line. We went with out 11 and 14 year old children who loved every minute (the staff... More 

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Thank qst4chrst
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Brilliant from start to finish! The girl that showed us what to do was really nice & helpful and then we were off on out own! Bit scary to jump off the first platform but after that it was loads of fun and enjoyed every minute of it! Would definitely go back to do it all again!

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Thank Ruth D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this twice during a recent holiday in Aberdeenshire . We have done 3 other go Apes but this one was the friendliest - great manager who runs it and a lovely dog to stroke whilst waiting ! Thanks a lot we will be back!

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Thank Napril
New York
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 14,11) on the course, and they all loved it. There is a great variety of obstacles, and at 2 different places you can choose the easier or harder obstacle. The course is *really* high up there! 2 adults stayed on the ground and visited the gardens - which are really beautiful -... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We recently attended here to do the course for a friends 50th birthday!! The staff were amazing, kept us encouraged, from checking in throughout our training and all through that the Forrest course!! We had Kirsty as a guide / trainer and she was amazing!!! Thank you personally-one of our girls had a bit of a wobble and was one... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Gardens of this Castle are wonderful, we even watched Croquet being played on the lawn. The castle itself was interesting and gave a shiver as you walked through it by no means a modern establishment.

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