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Aberdeen

Go Ape Aberdeen is in the heart of Aberdeenshire. The stunning landscape offers you everything from mountain to sea and against a backdrop which delivers big (we’ve gone big too on this Treetop Challenge). 

In the grounds of this 16th century castle we’ll take you deep into the forest. This course will push you as you navigate your way from tree to tree. The longest zip is a wind-rushing 125 metres and look out for the hair-raising skateboard zip line.

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Location Overview

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  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Routes

Crathes Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QJ

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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.

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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.

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

    Kelsey Paterson

  • Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, and supportive when I repeatedly flopped trying to climb the first rope ladder. It was a little too much for me, but they issued a refund without me even needing to ask. Husband however had a great day swinging through the trees like a pro, very recommended day out.

    Amanda

  • Excellent day out with the wife.

    Franky Connelly

  • Definitely a place where we could make memories we will never forget!!! We loved every second. Thank you

    Miss Joanne Newcombe

  • A must do for anyone!! What an amazing experience. The feeling of flying through the air is unbelievable!! Our instructor was very thorough and put us at ease right from the start. I would recommend this to anyone!!

    Amy and Grant Simpson

  • Great day out

    LG

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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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