Crathes Castle (Grampian) Reviews
Description:Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ. Tel:(01330)844525 Fax:(01330)844797 (Castle); Tel:(01330)844651 (Ranger/Naturalist). ... more
Newest Review: ... I have heard many ghost stories over the years about the green lady and her baby so when ever I walk past I cant help but look up at the windows on the chance that I will see her standing looking out. Stories have it that she had a baby and the baby was taken off her and killed and buried in the forest, she can be seen walking within the castle and down to the forrest, crys can also be ... more
Customer Crathes Castle (Grampian) Reviews (3)
by - written on 12/02/10 (Somewhat useful, 28 readings)
This is one of my favourite places in aberdeen to walk my dog. Im sorry I have never actually been into the castle its self but it is very beautiful to look at. I have heard many ghost stories over the years about the green lady and her baby so when ever I walk past I cant help but look up at the windows on the chance that I will see her standing looking out. Stories have it that she had a baby and the baby was taken off her and killed and buried in the forest, she can be seen walking within the castle and down to the forrest, crys can also be heard. Anyway the gardens and very well kept and plants are available to buy. There ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/08/09 (Very useful, 171 readings)
Crathes Castle was completed in the late sixteenth century, by the Burnett of Leys family. It is now owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland, and is open to visitors all year round. The Castle is extremely well preserved, and in addition to the building itself, there are extensive gardens and woodlands, café and shop, plant sales, and a childrens playground. The Castle is located near Banchory, in Deeside. You can reach it by following the Slug Road (A957) all the way from Stonehaven, or take the North Deeside Road (A93) out of Aberdeen. It is also possible to take local bus services from Aberdeen. Currently, admission to the grounds alone ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/02/09, updated on 24/02/09 (Very useful, 178 readings)
I used to go camping in the grounds of Crathes Castle with the guides when I was younger and the grounds are extensive and beautiful. I had never actually been inside the castle (despite visiting the grounds over a dozen times) until October last year when I went with my sister and our children 5, 3 and 1. ********Location ********* Situated around 15 miles to the west of Aberdeen and 3 miles east of Banchory it is easy to get to. It is just off the A93 the main road from Aberdeen to Banchory and Royal Deeside. Ir is accessible by car with ample parking facilites, although it is pay and display (£2) or by bus which stops on the A93 and will involve ... Read the complete review
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