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The National Trust for Scotland - North East

The National Trust for Scotland - North East

The National Trust for Scotland has a place for everyone - With 1 world heritage site, 16 islands, 76,000 hectares of countryside, 7 national nature reserves, 26 castles, palaces & country houses, 5 battle sites, 23 wedding venues, 35 gardens, 72 holiday properties, over 50,000 artifacts and 4 birthplaces of famous Scots, there truly is a place for everyone at the National Trust for Scotland. In Aberdeenshire alone the NTS has 9 fantastic properties - including castles, country houses and gardens.

Properties in Aberdeenshire

What's On

Autumn Food and Craft Festival at Drum Castle
Sat 6th & Sun 7th Oct, 10am - 4pm
Be entertained by local musicians as you sample the stunning selection of food and crafts throughout the castle.
£4 per person

Ghoulish Ghost Tours at Crathes Castle
25th, 26th, 27th & 31st Oct, 7pm & 9pm
It's scary how quickly our terrifying tours sell out, so this year we're giving you plenty of warning.
Tickets are limited to brave people only!

Castle Fraser Wizard School
27th-28th Oct 2018, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm
Come along to be taught all the tips and tricks of being a real wizard. Aged 4-10.

Check out our events page for more family fun

General Admission

See for information on individual properties or join today to get FREE access to more than 100 visitor attractions in Scotland from only £16.50 per year or £1.45 per month


Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.