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Crathes Castle, Banchory

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  • Ok so I'm going to be a slight hater. I loved the grounds of this place- they looked magical. But when you go inside that kind of ends. While it is well-kept inside, compared to other places in Scotla...  more »
  • Visited her recentlly with friends. Beautiful grounds with plenty of walks. Walled garden that is so serene and full of wonderful spcimen trees and flowers. Not to mention the huge yew topiary trees.N...  more »
  • The grounds and the gardens are in a class of their own. The coffee shop has great staff, coffee and HUGE scones. Very dog friendly with lots of space to sit outside. Water bowls aplenty. But do visit...  more »
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  • Lovely time both at the castle and the tearoom, which is child and adult friendly! Castle attendants knowledgeable and friendly, proud of their inspiring building... Gardens bonny, well tended.
  • Whilst many people enjoy the splendid castle and outstanding gardens, only a relative few venture out of sight of the castle. This is a shame as the grounds and woods have many wonderful walks marked out through them. Suitable for families (many of the walks can be done with a buggy) and popular with naturalists, photographers and dog walkers alike, the woods are an excellent place to spend a few hours enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this unique space.
  • Nice enough tour however very expensive (£27.50 for a family ticket for some gardens and a decorative castle...) The staff all seemed to be hard selling national trust membership, the car park charges £2 and to access the playpark you have to go through the whole cage building, the whole place felt like a monetary extraction exercise rather than an experience...
  • We absolutely love Crathes Castle. It's a gorgeous place at any time of the year. The trail around the castle is lovely for walks with the dog, the formal gardens are gorgeous and the inside of the castle is stunning. Staff is always friendly and both tea room and shop have great offers.
  • Beautiful castle and gardens. Lovely shop and plants for sale. Nice cafe with lovely food and a playground for the kids.

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