Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate

One of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Scotland set against a magnificent garden with its world-renowned June Border. Occupied by the Burnetts of leys for over 350 years the castle, garden and estate are a must see for any visitor to the north-east of Scotland.

The Horsemill book & gift shop is an exciting new addition to Crathes offering a wide selection of books for sale from Scottish interest to cookery, gardening and humour. Both the Horsemill Shop and Courtyard Catering facilities are open daily throughout the year.

Click here to see the menus for the Crathes Christmas Banquets.
On display, the Burnetts' traditional badge as Royal Foresters, the Horn of Leys, given to Alexander Burnard by Robert the Bruce in 1323

Walled gardens including the world-renowned June Borders

Semi-natural broadleaf woods, marshes, ponds and stream each with its own associated wildlife

Stunning 16th-century tower occupied by a single family for over 350 years

16th century painted ceilings


Ancient yew hedges and topiary

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Admission charges

Adult £10.50, Family £26, Single Parent £20, Concession £7.50Car park: pay & display £2

Additional info

Parking:The disabled car park is adjacent to the Horsemill Gift Shop. Building:With the exception of the upper floors of the castle, all buildings are fully accessible. Grounds:Six of the eight gardens are fully accessible. Toilets:Accessible toilets are located in the Courtyard Cafe. Refreshments:The Courtyard Cafe is fully accessible.

Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate
AB31 5QJ




0844 493 2166

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