Ecclesgreig Castle, Victorian Gothic on a 16th century core, is internationally famous as an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The snowdrop walk ( 150+ varieties of snowdrop) starts at the castle, meanders around the estate, along woodland paths and the pond, ending at the garden. In the Italian balustraded gardens there is a 140 feet long herbaceous border, classical statues and stunning shaped topiary with views across St Cyrus to the sea. Started from a derelict site, development continues.
Ecclesgreig will be signposted from the A92 Coast Road and from the A937 Montrose / Laurencekirk Road.
Sunday 5 March 1:00pm - 4:00pm for the Snowdrop Festival Sunday 18 June 1:00pm - 5:00pm
£4.00, accompanied children free
Scottish Civic Trust receives 20%, Montrose Guides receives 20%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries
Also to be found in the grounds is the well of St Cyrus a medevial hermit and the site of a Pictish monastery 8th C AD.