Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Hirn
District: Aberdeenshire
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.0615, -2.43999
Postcode: AB31 5QN
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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.

Crathes Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Modified L-plan tower house, pinnacled and turretted four-storey with vaulted basement and salient angle stair. Inset panels dated 1553 and 1596. Three-storey east wing early 18th century, and additions dated 1894.

Information from British Listed Buildings

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