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Address: Crathes Castle, Banchory AB31 5QJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 845 519 1798
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A great day out near Aberdeen: Set in the grounds of historic Crathes...

A great day out near Aberdeen: Set in the grounds of historic Crathes Castle, we’re proud to unveil one of our new skateboard zips.

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Staff are amazing

We decided to do this as a family and what a fantastic time we had. We explained that I had a terrible fear of heights the staff were so understanding and encouraging. Great way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do this as a family and what a fantastic time we had. We explained that I had a terrible fear of heights the staff were so understanding and encouraging. Great way to spend two and half hours, treetop walking, zip lining and conquering a fear of heights, not to mention family bonding, well worth it.

Thank Vixtervix
Hua Hin, Thailand
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 no visit here and no less fun than the 1st! Safety briefing tells you all you need to know, then you just have to conquer your own demons and go for it! Great way to spend a couple of hours, climbing and zipping through the trees.

Thank Don M
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182 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of an adult birthday party and was a little unsure, however we all loved the experience. The staff we knowledgeable and so helpful. The course is great fun, highly recommend

Thank smashin99uk
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends as part of a stag do, only a few were brace enough to give it a go. I must admit this was more fun than I expected. Staff here were excellent and really friendly and although they were giving very serious safety messages they were also good fun and made the day worthwhile. The Go Ape... More 

Thank clairegaryth
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here on Friday and we were given a great welcome! I was really nervous but was given encouragement without being pushed into anything or feeling pressured and I was very reassured. What a blast I absolutely loved it and by the end was throwing myself into the Tarzan Nets and loving the zip wires. Fantastic fun and run... More 

Thank Joeyem
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not our first visit, and we were pleased to see it is still in good condition. The pre event briefing was good, and set us up well before we started. The activities are fun, and well maintained so safety levels are high. Overall, a gfreat place to 'hang' out........

Thank Scottygirl82
Montrose, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Thoroughly brilliant day for people of all ages. Excellent training, friendly staff and great activities. You can also spectate and walk the route with the people attending. Wonderful location, picnic area, café and of course Crathes Castle

Thank Lizzy W
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Go Ape (Crathes Castle) was a fantastic adventure climbing, swinging, and zip lining around the forest. From the start the staff was very focused on safety. Participants are harnessed with two safety clips and we were always clipped in with at least one line. We went with out 11 and 14 year old children who loved every minute (the staff... More 

Thank qst4chrst
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Brilliant from start to finish! The girl that showed us what to do was really nice & helpful and then we were off on out own! Bit scary to jump off the first platform but after that it was loads of fun and enjoyed every minute of it! Would definitely go back to do it all again!

Thank Ruth D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this twice during a recent holiday in Aberdeenshire . We have done 3 other go Apes but this one was the friendliest - great manager who runs it and a lovely dog to stroke whilst waiting ! Thanks a lot we will be back!

Thank Napril

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