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Aberdeen

There’s a regal adventure waiting between the towering treetops of Go Ape Aberdeen! 

Nestled in the picturesque grounds of the 16th century Crathes Castle, you’ll feel like a real monkey as you clamber through the canopy deep in the woods.  

Prepare for the Treetop Challenge to be dialled up to the max as you take on hair raising ziplines, twisting crossing and wild Tarzan Swings.  

Go Ape Aberdeen’s longest zipline is a whopping 125m long so if zips are your thing, the Zip Line Experience will be right up your forest street!  
 

Sundown Sessions are back

Sundown Sessions are returning this October at Go Ape Aberdeen. Get the full lowdown here.

go ape adventures at Aberdeen

Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Aberdeen

You can zip in the twilight this autumn at Go Ape Aberdeen on Zip Line Experience. With minimal lighting, these sense heightening experiences do add a new level of excitement into the mix. After all, everybody knows that when the sun goes down, the real fun begins…

What and when can I book?

Zip Line Experience: 

  • 1st October - 10th October (Friday - Sunday): After 17:00
  • 14th October - 31st October (Thursday - Sunday): After 17:00
  • 5th November - 28th November (Friday - Sunday): After 16:00
  • 3rd December - 19th December (Friday - Sunday): After 15:00

How do I book?

1. Click the ‘book now’ button at the top of your screen.
2. Choose your preferred location and chosen activity 
3. Select your date and time, Sundown Sessions usually start after 5pm, but times can vary by site.
4. From here, follow the usual check-out process, but be quick as spaces are limited!

Location Overview

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  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Routes

Crathes Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QJ

HOW TO GET HERE

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Please note:

    Smoking and vaping are not permitted on the Estate.
    For Sundown Zips sessions there are no toilets on the premises. The nearest toilets can be found at Tesco Banchory.

Your next adventure in scotland

The winding drive up towards the castle sets the scene for this stunning location. It’s our most northerly site, 40 minutes from Aberdeen.

Once you’ve climbed down from the trees and caught your breath you can explore the 16th-century tower house, with its intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings.

There are a number of walks with different difficulty ratings and distances to get you out and about in this stunning landscape. 

Wildlife fans can enjoy some nature spotting with a walk along the Coy Burn where they may see buzzards, herons and kingfishers.

There’s a Wild Wood Adventure Play area for the children with the Green Lady’s Tower, a rock face challenge and a zip wire to zoom between the trees (please note this is free for National Trust for Scotland members and children under the age of 4 and £3 per child for non-members).

Once you’ve worked up a thirst and a hearty appetite head over to the Courtyard Café which serves hot drinks, lunches and home-baked treats.

  • Great day, just got stuck behind a slower group who wouldn’t let us pass

    Goaper

  • Really great way to pass a few hours. Maybe a few more difficult items would be good if being fussy but we had a great time. Even my girlfriend who doesn't like heights or ropes really enjoyed it!

    Patrick

  • Great fun for our family family of 4! Well run, exciting and enjoyable.

    JulianaVc

  • Great experience. Excellent staff. Would highly recommend.

    Andrew Peter

  • Amazing , me and my boyfriend had the best time . Would recommend to anyone .

    Kelsey Paterson

  • Excellent day out with the wife.

    Franky Connelly

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know before you go

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.

  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Forestry Commission parking £3.50 for the day, bring some change.

make a day of it

  • Explore the magnificent 16th-century tower house.
  • Enjoy one of the many walking trails.
  • Stroll along Deeside Way, looking out for Buzzards, Herons and Kingfishers.
  • Refuel with some home baked treats in the Courtyard Café.
  • Let the children blow off steam in the play area.

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