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Crathes Castle Garden and Estate

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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  • Outside view of Crathes Castle Garden and Estate in Aberdeen

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Crathes Castle Garden and Estate is arguably one of the most beautiful and best preserved Castle and Tower Houses in Scotland it's also surrounded by magnificent gardens including the celebrated June border. And from the Great Hall to the Long Gallery it's a delight inside too!

You can explore the opulent rooms, examine the family portraits and learn fascinating stories like the ones family living here who had 21 children and built a new wing to accommodate them all!

Kids can take part in quizzes, explore family trails, enjoy selected hands on activities and play in the excellent adventure playground. And find out about the archaeological discovery of the world's oldest calendar, found locally!

The gardens are very pleasurable to stroll around with kids of all ages and vary enough to keep smalls entertained, from the walled garden to yew hedges and glass houses. Free garden tours with their Garden Guides are available every Wednesday afternoon at 14:00 from April through to October, so get in on one of those if you can!

Plus, elsewhere on the same site you can also find Arting Around and a Go Ape facility! Check out the listings.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Banchory, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ, Scotland


Click here to visit Crathes Castle Garden and Estate's website
0844 4932166

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Grounds and Estate

Open 24/7, 365 days a year


Saturday to Sunday 1:00 - 15:45


Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


Adults: £12.50

Concessions: £9.50

Family: £29.50

National Trust Members: Free


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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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