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Crathes Castle

| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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This beautiful castle dates back to 1563 and is rumored to be haunted.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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| Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1330 844651
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent esp Gardens sit Outside Cafe , bit of a Sun Trap ! WEST Aberdeendhire start of Deedide leading to Banchory ,Aboyne ,Banchory, Balmoral & BRAEMAR !

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the castle it was quite different from other castles we had visited. Lovely gardens grandkids loved the open space to run around and use up some of that energy that young kids have. Had a coffee in the courtyard cafe bit expensive. I will...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 days ago

As members of National Trust England you still get free admission to National Trust For Scotland.Visited whilst up here on holiday.The car park needs attention as it has not been tarmacced and is rough shale.Castle is lovely and the guides are very helpful and cheerful.The...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Crathes Castle is unique in a couple of ways. One is that it was inhabited continuously and until quite recently by the same family for something like 300 years. Because of this, you can get both a long historic perspective, but also a more contemporary...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, first of all I'll admit that I am a bit biased. This castle was in my family for almost 400 years. That said, we visited a number of castles in Ireland and Scotland on a recent trip & this one was one of our...More

Thank trvlwannab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crathes Castle is a beautiful castle set in stunning grounds. There are guides on hand throughout the castle who are very knowledgeable..although one their was standing in a corner to which thought was a ghost and almost ''soiled myself''!!. The rooms are full of interesting...More

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so I'm going to be a slight hater. I loved the grounds of this place- they looked magical. But when you go inside that kind of ends. While it is well-kept inside, compared to other places in Scotland it is a bit droll. You...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited her recentlly with friends. Beautiful grounds with plenty of walks. Walled garden that is so serene and full of wonderful spcimen trees and flowers. Not to mention the huge yew topiary trees.Not the most spectacular castle but once you are inside it is a...More

Thank ReneReviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds and the gardens are in a class of their own. The coffee shop has great staff, coffee and HUGE scones. Very dog friendly with lots of space to sit outside. Water bowls aplenty. But do visit the gardens! Splendour does not quite describe...More

Thank philippe v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens with an interesting range of plants and environments. The castle itself is very interesting and the staff and guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. Interesting walks in the vicinity also. I'd say it's one of the best castles to visit in Aberdeenshire.

Thank ninja_vs_pirate
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Michelle B
hi are dogs allowed
25 January 2017|
Response from Stephanie H | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Dogs are not permitted in the buildings unless they are assistance dogs. They are of course free to enjoy the outdoor areas. Hope to see you soon!