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Crathes Castle Garden

Photograph © National Trust for Scotland
Photograph © National Trust for Scotland
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A sixteenth century castle with a twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden. It might be described as 'The Sissinghurst of Scotland'. The baronial tower, beside which the garden stands, dates from the late 1500s. For centuries the tower stood in lonely isolation, protecting the Burnett family and allowing them fine views of the woods and moors. In the twentieth century a fine garden was made by Sir James Burnett of Leys. It is a walled garden with sculptured topiary and brilliant planting.

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB31 5QJ

Garden open all year daily 9am to dusk., Castle open April to November.

Adult £10.00

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  • almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    Fabulous house and brilliant gardens, with inspiring ideas for small gardens. Also a very talented floral art team/person? the cut flower displays in the house are out of this world.

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