Everyone loves castles, right? Well Scotland has a good few of them. Crathes Castle, just south of Aberdeen, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire is a 16th century castle, and was built by the Burnetts of Leys and then held in their family for almost 400 years. It is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is of course, open to the public. For more history about the castle and the grounds that it sits on, be sure to head here.
Unfortunately, we never went inside the castle this time, so there's no shots of the interior or anything, but next time I'll be sure to check it out.
However, the castle estate itself has 530 acres of woodlands and fields, so we took a little wander through some of the trails there. Then, adjacent to the castle is near 4 acres of walled garden, which is a pretty special place, probably one of the nicest gardens I've been in.