Scotland's Gardens

Castle Kennedy

 

Castle Kennedy and Gardens

Description

Romantically situated, these famous 75 acres of landscaped gardens are located on an isthmus surrounded by two large natural lochs. At one end the ruined Castle Kennedy overlooks a beautiful herbaceous walled garden with Lochinch Castle at the other end. With over 300 years of planting there is an impressive collection of rare trees, rhododendrons, exotic shrubs, and featuring many spectacular Champion Trees (tallest or largest of their type). The stunning snowdrop walks, daffodils, spring flowers, rhododendron and magnolia displays, and herbaceous borders make this a ‘must visit’ garden throughout the year.

Directions

On A75 five miles east of Stranraer. Nearest train station is in Stranraer. On a local bus route.

Garden Openings

Sunday 11 June 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admissions

Adults £5.50, concessions £4.50, children £2.00, disabled free, families £12.00 (2 adults and 2 children). Special group discounts.

Beneficiaries

Homestart Wigtownshire receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Home-made teas available.
  • Dogs Allowed

Other Details

Champion Trees: 6 British, 11 Scottish and 25 for Dumfries and Galloway. Wildlife ranger events, Head Gardener guided walks, tree and family trails, bird hides, open air theatre, holiday cottages, charming tea room serving homemade teas and light lunches, plant centre and gift shop. Also open weekends in February and March for the Snowdrop Festival and daily 1 April - 31 October, see website for further details.

Contact

The Earl and Countess of Stair
Stranraer
DG9 8SL

Call 01581 400225

Website

Location

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