Gardens and woodland walks at Crathes Castle

Most weekends I find myself craving for some fresh country air and a walk through the woods or up a hill. Today we satisfied my craving with a trip to Crathes Castle and a walk on one of the woodland trails there. I keep telling Ben we need a country house where we can spend weekends and holidays. I think he thinks I’m joking.

Crathes Castle is always nice and their gardens are among the best in Aberdeenshire. There are also plenty of woodland walks, A Go Ape zip-lining adventure, and a café for tea and scones.

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In this next photo I’m wearing some crochet leg warmers I made. They’re great! I love them and wear them over boots and flats. I’m sharing this now just in case they appear at Paris fashion week so you know you saw them on rachel.blog first 😉

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A field of snowdrops.

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I’m always very taken with the hedges at Crathes Castle, particularly this one which has grown around a gate.

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I wish my glasshouse looked like this.

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They’ve even got wattle. I could smell it before I saw it. Wattle is Australia’s national flower.

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5 Comments

    1. We’re lucky to have this place so close. It’s only about a 20 minute drive from Aberdeen and just up the road is another castle – Drum Castle.

    1. I like the leg warmers but please explain to me why you would wear them over boots

      Umm. Because? I wouldn’t be able to lace up my boots if I put them on the inside and if they were on the inside you wouldn’t see them.

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