Crathes welcomes Enchanted Castle

Crathes Castle, illuminated at last year's event.
Crathes Castle, illuminated at last year's event.

The Enchanted Castle will return to Crathes this winter to wow crowds with a brand new light and sound extravaganza.

The theme of this year’s event is Fantasia - a visionary celebration of sight and sound.

Sponsored by Petrofac, this year’s event promises to intrigue, mystify and entertain when it casts a spell over one of Aberdeen’s most popular visitor attractions.

For five nights only, Crathes Castle Garden & Estate will be brought to life and transformed into a wonderland for the senses with a spectacular cutting-edge light and sound show featuring stunning choreographed effects, moods and backdrops in a truly thrilling ambience.

Taking place from November 21 to 25, this year’s event will feature a new and exciting woodland garden trail, a mesmerising magic zone and an adults only evening on Wednesday, November 21.

In addition to this, fire and illumination entertainers will perform a show-stopping display when they juggle, breathe and dance with fire.

Eleanor Bentley, vice-president of finance at Petrofac Offshore Projects & Operations said: “Visitors and locals are in for a real treat this year when the Enchanted Castle returns to Crathes to provide the perfect outing for anyone who wants to see Aberdeenshire in a completely different light.”

Tickets go on sale this week and can be bought in advance only from Aberdeen Box Office, Union Street, Aberdeen, on (01224) 641122 or