NO 735-968 Aberdeenshire Scotland
Crathes Castle is an impressive 16th century stone L-plan tower house, of four storeys and an attic, founded by the Burnett family. The lower storeys have a defensive appearance, while the upper storeys have a variety of corbelling and turrets. The two storey range is a later addition. 5 miles north-east is Drum Castle. Picture © Peter Dahl
Crathes Castle is located east of Banchory, off the A93. 15 miles south-west of Aberdeen, on the A93.
The site is owned by The National Trust for Scotland and and also provides holiday accommodation. The castle is open daily, April to October 10:30-4:45pm, Saturday and Sunday November to March 10:30-3:45pm.
There is a car park.