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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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.
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…
Wed 17 May
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.
Sample over 50 wines chosen by Sandy Kenneway of Deeside Drinks followed by dinner, with specially selected wines to complement each dish.
Reviews & features
Castles of Aberdeenshire: Brew Dogs and the Queen18 Aug 2015
Castle Fraser, Craigievar Castle and Crathes Castles have played their part on big screen and small
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…