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Crathes Castle, Banchory

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  • We have placed here only a small photo stop, the castle was closed at the time. We have therefore a peek into the garden and I have to say - very nice. The system is great and maintained. Unfortunately, it was nieslig, so long as we don't have remained. But we have captured a few photos with great atmosphere.
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  • TCrathes Castle's garden is the most peaceful place in my life. I sit to the bank around 1 hour and don't want to leave.  more »
  • This time I wasn’t out to visit the castle but to walk round the estate on one of the 4 walks this time we went round the Ley walk which took us up through woodland and along by the burn which has woo...  more »
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  • We were there for the Easter egg hunt. The kids loved it. I will recommend for families. Ample playground for the children. Parking is not free, you have to pay the parking ticket. Enough mobile toilets provided. There is a cafeteria there also.
  • Excellent history, marvelous walks for all abilities, and super restaurant. Well worth a visit. The only comment would be that there are no rubbish bins to be seen, especially nearby he picnic tables. National trust : help us to help you.
  • I can only talk about the estate grounds since I have not been within the Castle walls yet. This is one of my most favourite places to be. Just over an hour to walk the main perimeter takes you on a healthy but not too tiring amble through extensive, well managed and diverse woodland. Beautiful views when the weather's kind and boardwalks when it's less kind and muddy underfoot. A great place to get lost in nature but never too far from a cup of tea or bench.
  • Beautiful old gardens beautifully kept. Architecturally interesting building with a fascinating history. If you find the right guard, & ask enough questions, there is at least one whose knowledge goes deep, & whose impromptu tour brought the place alive for us. Interesting collection of artefacts, such as the impressive, fully equipped Georgian kitchen--not an important collection of art, but many pieces of especial historical interest. Like the room whose walls are covered in etchings of all the castles of the region. 55 if I remember correctly. They took one man, an architect whose name I don't remember, many years to complete the group. All in all, the visit to the grounds, the castle, & the shop, too, made a lovely afternoon
  • Nice weekend visit to the cafe. Met some friends with kids and they had fun in the play section as we chatted. Cake and Coffee both top notch
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