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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ



Explore the Stunning Grounds of Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle´s walled garden is really eight gardens, ranging from the formal to the modern. The massive yew hedges were planted as early as 1702, while the Golden Garden was introduced by the Trust in 1973. Most famous of all are the June Borders, two lavish beds of herbaceous colour with the castle itself as a backdrop. Follow one of the marked trails out into the surrounding countryside. There are woodland, farmland and freshwater habitats where roe deer, red squirrels, woodpeckers, buzzards, kingfishers and herons may be seen, and on rare occasions a glimpse of an otter.

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate also has a Historic House:

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate (Historic House Section)

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Five of the best late summer walks by Natalie French

"Wander within the 530 acre estate at Crathes Castle, on land given as a gift to the Burnett of Leys family by Robert the Bruce himself! Overlooked by gargoyles and fairytale castle turrets, it’s the famous walled gardens that draw the crowds. Spanning nearly four acres, they are divided into eight themed gardens, separated by ancient topiary yew hedges planted around 1702. Enjoy the last of the summer sun as you stroll between misty blue, golden yellow and pastel blooms."

Information on Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate , Banchory

Opening Times: Garden: All year, daily. Please see NTS website for Castle & Estate opening times.
Admission: Member: FREE Adult: £12.50 Family: £29.50 1 Parent: £23.00 Concession: £9.00
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Not permitted in public buildings or Walled Garden and must be kept under close supervision at all times.)
Location: On the A93, fifteen miles west of Aberdeen and three miles east of Banchory.
Facilities: 3 car parks, Café, Coaches welcome, Full disabled access, Gift shop, plants for sale, Green Tourism Silver Award, picnic area, family rambles, Children's adventure playground, Guided tours available
Garden Acreage: 3.75

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