Crathes Castle

This castle with its little turrets on the large tower, thick walls and ivy growing up the cream walls is beautiful, and acted as a family home until recently. Has a fantastic garden with carved yew hedges and colourful borders. You can also hike pre-marked trails in the large estate.

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  • Direction: Follow A93 out of Aberdeen, castle is about 15 miles (24km) west of the city, or take bus 201, 202 or 203 from bus station at Union Square which stop at entrance to the castle
  • Open Hours: April–October: 10.30am-4.45pm daily, November–March Sat-Sun only 10.30am-3.45pm
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  • Price: Adult £11.50, children/seniors/students £8.50, family £28


  • Address: Crathes Estate, Banchory, AB31 5QJ
  • Phone Number: +44 844 493 2166
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