Crathes Castle is located 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the A93 and 3 miles east from Banchory.

Access to the event is only through Crathes Castle's main entrance which is located on the A93 and is clearly sign posted. Some Sat Navs may direct you to the rear entrance but there is NO access to the event this way.

PEDESTRIAN ENTRY BY THE WEST DRIVE. For this years event we have been asked to open the West Drive which will be open to ticket holders only. The West Drive will not be lit and we therefore strongly recommend you bring your own torches. Please note that we do not recommend that you use the West Drive for access but we fully appreciate and understand the requests from those who want to access the event by foot from Banchory. Tickets will not be on sale at the West Drive but can be purchased in advance from Aberdeen Box Office.

By bus

Stagecoach Bluebird will operate a special direct return service from Aberdeen to the Enchanted Castle on the Friday and Saturday evenings. For details contact Tel 01224 591381 or email bluebird.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com. Advance bookings only and please note this service will be subject to availability so please book early.

By bike
To reach Crathes Castle cycle along the Banchory to Crathes Deeside Way to Milton and follow signs to Crathes Castle.

Parking - The disabled car park will temporarily, for this event only, be located in the upper car park and will be clearly sign posted. Please ask the stewards if you require assistance. As some of the car parking is in a field it would be advisable to wear appropriate footwear.
Building - With the exception of the upper floors of the castle all buildings are fully accessible.
Grounds - As some of the woodland paths used for the walk do have a slight incline and are rough or stony in some places we do NOT recommend the Enchanted Castle event for wheelchair users or the disabled.
Toilets - Accessible toilets are located at the Courtyard Café.
Refreshments - The Courtyard Café is fully accessible.
The Enchanted Castle, Crathes Castle Aberdeenshire