Crathes Castle, Gardens & Estate

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Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens, Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house - and a fantastic day out for all the family.

Inside you'll find a labyrinth of cultural history, from family portraits and fine antique furniture to painted ceilings. The walled garden is split into eight sections that encompass every green delight imaginable - a sculpted topiary, soft herbaceous colours and modern exotic blooms.

Nature spotters will love the waymarked trails along the Coy Burn - keep an eye out here for buzzards, herons and kingfishers.

Once you have explored the castle grounds why not drop in to the Courtyard café for a light lunch and some of their homemade cakes and treats!

Laced with gothic charm this Victorian gate lodge guards the entrance to Crathes Castle. Crathes is a Renaissance dream of winding turrets and pink-harled walls, set among acres of manicured gardens.

The lodge's arched latticed windows look out onto the castle driveway. An enclosed private garden with a picnic table is perfect for outdoor dining when the sun shines.

 

Accommodation details

  • Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room with WC
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Immersion water heating
  • Parking available outside the cottage
  • EPC Rating: F34

 

Rooms

Double Room

  • Type Standard Double

Twin Room

  • Type Standard Twin
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Grounds & Estate
    All year, daily

    Castle
    2 Jan - 31 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11.00-16.00
    1 Apr – 31 Oct , daily, 10.30-17.00
    1 Nov – 23 Dec*, Sat & Sun, 11.00-16.00

    Garden, Gift Shop and Café
    2 Jan - 31 Jan, Sat & Sun, 11.00-16.00
    1 Feb - 31 Mar, Thu-Mon, 11.00-16.00
    1 Apr - 31 Oct, daily, 10.30-17.00
    1 Nov - 23 Dec, Thu-Mon, 11.00-16.00

    *Castle, shop and café also open daily 27-31 Dec, 11.00-16.00
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Public Transport
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    2 Jan - 31 Jan, Sat & Sun, 11.00-16.00
    1 Feb - 31 Mar, Thu-Mon, 11.00-16.00
    1 Apr - 31 Oct, daily, 10.30-17.00
    1 Nov - 23 Dec, Thu-Mon, 11.00-16.00
    *Castle, shop and café also open daily 27-31 Dec, 11.00-16.00
  • Facilities
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach Parking
    • Public Transport
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
  • Official Star Rating
  • Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Freeview TV
    • Child Friendly
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
    • Kitchen Utensils
    • Cooking Equipment
    • Laundry Facilities
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