Milton of Crathes
An exclusive complex on the banks of the River Dee
On the banks of the River Dee, Milton of Crathes is home to an exclusive complex of independent retail, hospitality, sporting and tourism businesses in an idyllic setting.
Lovingly transformed by Leys Estate, the complex has not only retained its historical character but takes full advantage of its enviable position nestled on the edge of the water while perfectly complementing the area’s unrivalled natural beauty.
With records documenting a Mill on the location in 1590 the area is not without its history. During the 20th Century it was home to a successful agricultural farm and sawmill, and on the last tenant farmer leaving the farm in the 1970s, the next chapter in the Milton’s history began. The main steading became home to a local pottery, jeweller, a picture framer and a stained glass craftsman. Such was the demand for others to join these crafts that planning permission was sought in 1997 to restore the sawmill and bothy along with the provision of a car park, toilets and new access road directly off the A93.
First to occupy the new Milton of Crathes complex was the Milton Art Gallery. The gallery was extended in 2007 and is still there to this day.
With free parking onsite and direct access to the Deeside Way, Milton of Crathes is the ideal out of town escape for all the family. Take time out to browse in the art gallery and shops, let the children let off steam in the playpark, treat yourself to lunch or experience a new hobby on the banks of the River Dee.
The adjacent Milton Events Field is also home to a diverse range of events throughout the year – from vintage car rally’s, dog training events and open air markets.