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Crathes Castle  Scotland 
CRATH-iss
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Started 1553
Completed 1593

Status: Fully Extant

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name
CRATH-iss

Location
Country
Scotland
District Today
Aberdeenshire
 Historic County
 City / Town / Village
Banchory
 Latitude
57.055538
 Longitude
-2.49467

Date
Start Date
1553
Completion Date
1593
Circa Date
Images

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The Green Lady's Room
Architects

There are no architects associated with this house.
Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details

Listed
House Listed As 
Unknown
Gardens Listed As  
Unknown
Country House:  Yes

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
Country Life
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
Access / Ownership / Seat

Access
Open to Public Please note: Houses listed as being open "By Appointment" are usually country house hotels, B&Bs, or schools.
Yes
Historic Houses Association Member
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
01330-844-525
Fax Number
01330-844-797
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
The National Trust for Scotland
Primary Current Ownership Use
Visitor Attraction
Current Ownership Use / Details

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
A Past Seat(s) of
Leys family. Alexander Burnett, 14th century.
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
House & Family History
The Great Hall of Crathes displays the ancient Horn of Leys, given to Alexander Burnett by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. The King granted the Leys lands to the Burnett family in 1323; the Horn of Leys was a symbol of his gift. The House is noted for its fairytale-like turrets.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Comments
Crathes has some of the finest Renaissance (Jacobean) painted ceilings in Scotland.

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
There are 8 gardens at Crathes, including a notable Walled Garden. The yew hedges date from 1702.
Chapel & Church

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
Bibliography

Author   NA
Year Published   1999
Reference  


Author   NA
Year Published   1999
Reference  



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