Close by Aberdeen and on Scotland’s famous castle and whisky trails, it’s a magical 16th century turreted castle with resident ghost, the Green Lady. Extraordinary interiors, fine antiques and painted ceilings, as well as wonderful grounds and its famous walled garden.In the care of the National Trust for Scotland
You’ll find a labyrinth of cultural history here. The Burnett family lived in the castle for over 350 years and turrets and towers, winding staircases, ornate ceilings and ancient sculpted yew trees combine to make a visit to Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate a great day out for the whole family.One of the best features of the castle is the grounds. The walled garden is a magical jungle of history with 8 different sections and an abundance of exotic blooms, and something of interest throughout the seasons. Crathes also holds one of just two National Collections of the rare Malmaison Carnation. As well as the walled garden there are many way marked trails through the estate and an abundance of wildlifeTop off your visit with some home-baked treats in the courtyard cafe and browse the well-stocked gift shop.