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All reviews well worth a visit national trust go ape walled garden gift shop guided tour stunning gardens answer any questions tower house interesting place self guided own pace ticket office formal gardens interesting history nts members sunny day
Really enjoyed our guided tour around the house. An excellent guide gave us an insight into the history of the house and it's owners. The gardens and the topiary were really beautiful. Nice cafe with tasty pasties.
Second visit here and the sun was shining, had a lovely walk around the grounds and sat outside the cafe for some lunch, very enjoyable and tasty food but a tad on the expensive side, hopefully we will call back when next in the area.
You must stop and get a ticket at the gift shop as well as be assigned to a tour time before going to the castle. The tour is very interesting but requires going up and down a number of stone, circular staircases in some cases...More
We have been here before but our visit this time was made very enjoyable by the wonderful guide. She said she came from Poland and she was very infomative and really brought everything to life and she had a great sense of humour - best...More
Never went into castle as had been before. Lovely walled garden but think the red squirrels on speed. Too fast to get a photo.
Lunch lovely and at last NTS!!! a place where I could get a baked potato without having to have a mayonnaise...More
Crathes Castle is much busier than its neighbours, Drum Castle and Castle Fraser. Worth persevering, however, because the one-hour guided tour of the house is very good. Our young guide was excellent. You can also explore extensive gardens and find a bit of peace and...More
Firstly, don't do the tour if you have major walking problems! The "stairs" up all flights are narrow and spiral but although I am awaiting a hip op I did manage them - slowly! Worth the effort and the young guide was knowledgeable and a...More
Response from charles h | Reviewed this property |
It’s National trust for Scotland.property and as such all tours are free to members .cant speak for non members because I am a member of English national trust and we are affiliated together,best advice I can offer would be... More
It’s National trust for Scotland.property and as such all tours are free to members .cant speak for non members because I am a member of English national trust and we are affiliated together,best advice I can offer would be get a family membership.and then wherever you are in the uk on a rainy day or sunny day you will always have somewhere to take the kids , Crathes castle has. A zip wire a overhead forest walk way all perfectly safe with a foolproof clip on system.miles on walk ways chances to see all the flora and fauna an animals .rivers to cross ,
Response from Elizabeth-P-Scotland | Reviewed this property |
It can be problematic for less able-bodied people to visit ancient monuments and historic buildings. Obviously, given the nature and age of the building, adding modern conveniences like lifts, is not always possible... More
It can be problematic for less able-bodied people to visit ancient monuments and historic buildings. Obviously, given the nature and age of the building, adding modern conveniences like lifts, is not always possible. The best advice I can give is to contact each property that you intend to visit to discuss your concerns and hopefully, you will discover a way to enjoy at least a part of the place.