Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ
  • Telephone 0844 493 2166
  • Admission £12.50 (£9; family £29.50; one-parent family £23; members free)
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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Fairytale-like turrets, gargoyles of fantastic design and the ancient Horn of Leys given in 1323 by Robert the Bruce are 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.

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Billionaire Boy

Theatrical premiere of David Walliams' book Billionaire Boy, adapted for the outdoor stage. Take a rug or low-backed chair. Picnics welcome, hot drinks and ice cream available.

Fri 14 Jul

£15 (£12; Children £10; Family £35; Students £12) / 01926 430307

Charity Garden Opening - Crathes Castle Garden

17 May: Join our expert Head Gardener for high tea followed by a garden walk within the beautiful setting of the gardens at Crathes Castle. Chance to Q&A with HG during high tea. 30 October: Members of the garden team will lead you the autumn Highlights of Crathes' gardens– a walk in the garden looking at autumn…

Sat 30 Sep

May event: £18.50. October event: £6.50. Admission also applicable to NTS members / 0844 493 2166

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Ricciotti Ensemble

Dutch ensemble bringing classical music in informal pop-up performances.

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 0844 493 2166

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tartan Times

Displays and talks on quintessential elements of Scottish history. There is a performance from Clan Hay Pipe Band, language courses in basic Gaelic and talks on the history of tartan and medieval weaponry.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0844 493 2166

  • 10:00

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Among the National Trust for Scotland’s properties in Aberdeenshire are an array of castles, many of which have featured in films and photo shoots. Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006). And although it’s not…

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