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Crathes Castle, Banchory

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  • I went on a walk here, through the woods etc and a small one through the gardens. There is a go ape here but only fo adults (the big one.) Decent trip but maybe a bit expensive.  more »
  • Yes, as they say many of the reviews written here by users, it might be true: because those who live nearby, the Castle and the Park, this already uses mainly admires could be a reason for the trip. Trails branch out into Woods and hills around this historic building and, if you wish, you could spend the whole day walking, to contemplate the nature, to see the animals (as in any other Park, at any latitude on the planet). However the Crathes Castle, in my opinion, has a large and ornate ceilings because: masterfully details, symbols, representations. I would not advise you to spend two days, for heaven's sake, there's not much else to look at, but you could spend the whole day to question the artistic value of this castle decorations and allegorical, which does not have equal and are unique, if not in the world, in the United Kingdom.
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  • Visited here with our daughter (two), grandparents and our dog (lively Labrador). We took one of the walks around the grounds which is great. Just about passable with a pushchair and good for wee ones...  more »
  • The best castle we visited and we visited many! It's great to see actual furniture and things from the castle. All of the other castles we visited were empty. The people at the castle are super knowledgeable and helpful. You can also visit the gardens which were beautiful. It wasn't super busy so you felt like you had space to walk around and take your time. There is also a cafe on site.
  • Probably the best garden I know. The castle's pretty special too. The cafe isn't too amazing - try the Milton Brasserie just down at Milton of Crathes for a better meal.
  • Great tour and the docents are very knowledgeable. Beautiful country. Learn about Robert the Bruce.
  • One of my favorite castles this trip to Scotland. Loved seeing so much of the actual castle being kept in restoration from hundreds of years ago. This castle was breath taking to see. Must stop by and take a look.
  • We visited many castles on our highlands visit and this is a first equal with Dunottar. A must see for the beautiful grounds that the castle is set amongst.