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Burnett Package

Burnett Package

  • £435.00

Join us for a week of Burnett history, Scottish heritage and entertainment suitable for all the family. Based around the Burnett ancestral home at Crathes, the week will see you enjoy Barony Court Re-enactments, family history and heraldy evenings, along with a traditional Scottish ceilidh and exploring Crathes Castle and its gardens.

Your week will end with a visit to Aboyne Highland Games with hospitality in the Burnett tent. Day trips include Arbroath Abbey, Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Blairs Museum, Drum Castle and free time in the city of Aberdeen.

Make your week unique by adding additional trips to the Scottish Crannog Centre, Ballindalloch Castle and Glenlivet Distillery as well as activities on the Leys Estate from salmon fishing to Go Ape tree top adventures and golf.

Included events are:

Entrance to Crathes Castle, Gardens, Grounds & Wild Wood Adventure Play Area for the week

Monday 2nd August

Welcome Event & Family History Evening with Supper at Banchory Legion (1900 - 2130)

Tuesday 3rd or Thursday 5th August

Estate Tour (1430 - 1530) Please indicate which day

Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 4th August

Barony Court re-enactments in Crathes Castle (1900 - 2130) Please indicate which day

Wednesday 4th August

Welcome to Crathes Castle (0915)

Guided Tour of Crathes Castle (0930 - 1100) 

Guided Tour of Crathes Castle (Young Person) (0930 - 1100) 

Visit to the Loch of Leys to view the Crannog (1130 - 1230)

Lunch with Burnett Family (1245 - 1400)

Thursday 5th August

Guided Walk up Scolty Hill (0930 - 1130)

Journey on the Deeside Railway (1200 - 1230)

Guided Tour of Crathes Gardens (1400 - 1500)

Croquet on the Castle Lawn (1400 - 1700)

Archaeological Tour around Crathes Castle (1530 - 1630)

Genealogical and DNA discussion at Crathes Castle (1645 - 1745)

Inter-clan Croquet Match (1800 - 2000) Selected team only 

Guided Ghostly Tour of Crathes Castle (1930 - 2100)

Friday 6th August (0900 - 1700)

Tour 1: Deeside Tour


Tour 2: Southern Tour


Tour 3: Aberdeen Tour

Grand Traditional Ceilidh including supper (1930 - 2300)

Saturday 7th August

Aboyne Games with Lunch at the Burnett Tent (1000 - 1600) Access to Games Field excluded

Farewell BBQ Supper to conclude the Gathering (1930 - 2200)

These are also shown on the Reservation Form which can be found on website.  This includes transport to ALL events and activities if required