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A fairy tale castle


Crathes Castle is one of the most important examples of XVI century castles in Scotland. The castle was owned by the family of the ancient Horn of Leys and was donated in the XIII century, by King Robert the Bruce (Robert I). Currently it is maintained and run by the National Trust of Scotland, it is a beautiful castle surrounded by a natural environment, with gargoyles and decorations in the style of fairy tales. This palace was not built for defensive purposes or as a display of power. This castle was built and rebuilt by a family that loved the environment and wanted to enjoy the same in a castle to be lived in.

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Worth a visit

Crathes Castle is less famous than others in the north of Scotland, but I recommend a visit if you are in the area. At least take a look at the outside of the castle, with its granite, turreted tower, gargoyles, and conical rooves. Inside the rooms are narrow and a bit claustrophobic, but they are brightened up by the brightly colored frescos on the ceilings.

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