Crathes Castle and Garden (NTS)
The castle, built in the second half of the 16th century, is a superb example of a tower house of the period. Some of the rooms retain their original painted ceilings and collections of family portraits and furniture. The superb garden, really eight individual gardens, is one of the most entrancing in Scotland. It provides a wonderful display at all times of the year. The great yew hedges, fascin…
Castle and Visitor Centre: April - September, daily 10.00am - 5.30pm; October, daily 10.00am - 4.30pm. November to March, Thursday - Sunday for guided tours, 10am - 3.45pm. Restaurant and shop; January - March and November - December, daily 10.00am - 4.00pm; April - September, daily 10.00am - 5.30pm; October, daily 10.00am - 4.30pm. To help you enjoy your visit and for safety reasons, admission to the castle is by timed ticket (limited numbers: entry may be delayed). Walled garden: all year, daily 9-sunset. Grounds: all year, daily.